National Review Columnist Charles C. W. Cooke Calls To ‘Impeach And Convict’ Biden

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A National Review senior writer called on Congress to “impeach and convict” President Joe Biden in a column published Wednesday.

Senior writer Charles C. W. Cooke said the president intentionally overstepped his powers by previously issuing a moratorium on evictions and canceling student debt. He cited Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declaring that no president has the legal authority to cancel student debt in a statement last year.

“A week ago, Biden did it anyway—with the help of what might be the most cynical and embarrassing legal moratorium in modern American history,” Cooke wrote.

The president announced a plan to provide $10,000 in student loan forgiveness to borrowers making less than $125,000 a year and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. Cooke compared Biden’s costly program to former President Donald Trump’s attempt to secure $6.5 billion in funding for the border wall, saying the president took “100 and 200 times that figure.”

“There is not a single person in America who believes that what President Biden has done is legal — and that includes the people who penned the contrived legal justifications for him. His order is a ruse, a scheme, a hijacking — the product not of genuine ambiguity in the law, but of a preference for brute force. I know it. You know it. We all know it. President Biden knows it,” Cooke wrote. (RELATED: ‘We’re All Angry’: Jon Voight Calls For Biden’s Impeachment)

“I’ll tell you what I’d do about it: I’d impeach and convict the president, and end this trend for good,” he continued.

Cooke argued it is Congress, not the president, who appropriates funds and makes the laws. He said Congress has more authority over the executive, given that they can remove the president and pass laws without his approval, but the president cannot do the same.

He then said Congress should have convicted Trump in his second impeachment trial following the January 6 Capitol riot and should have taken the same action against former President Barack Obama for suspending deportations after repeatedly saying he was “not an emperor,” and therefore did not have such power.

“Today, Congress should use this power to remove Joe Biden from office for repeatedly breaking his oath in the most transparent way imaginable. And if we don’t — because it’s too hard or too divisive or harrowing — then we’ll deserve the system we’ll inevitably end up with, which, at this rate, seems destined to bear an uncanny resemblance to the system we once fought a revolution to pull apart,” he concluded.