'Problematic': Charlie Sykes details GOP push to defund Trump prosecutions while impeaching Biden

'Problematic': Charlie Sykes details GOP push to defund Trump prosecutions while impeaching Biden

In the months ahead, former President Donald Trump will be in the unique position of battling four criminal indictments while running a presidential campaign. Many Republicans, from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), have been claiming that the indictments are politically motivated — a claim that Democrats and Never Trumper conservatives have pushed back against vehemently, stressing that the prosecutions are about the rule of law, not partisan politics.

In a column published by The Bulwark on August 29, Never Trump journalist Charlie Sykes observes that part of the GOP game plan is trying to defund Trump-related prosecutions while pushing for an impeachment of President Joe Biden.

"The last time we saw Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-MAGA), he was describing the January 6th attack on the Capitol as a 'normal tourist visit,' by which he meant a normal tourist visit where five people are killed and dozens of police officers injured," Sykes explains. "Clyde is back. On Monday, (August 28), Clyde signaled he would propose two amendments to an appropriations bill that would defund the various prosecutions of former President Trump."

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Sykes adds, "The Clyde Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies fiscal 2024 appropriations bill would 'prohibit the use of federal funding for the prosecution of any major presidential candidate prior to the upcoming presidential election on November 5th, 2024.'"

He also notes that McCarthy, according to CNN, is starting to plot an impeachment inquiry — although some of his colleagues are skeptical about the idea.

Sykes argues, "This is, of course, a bit problematic for My Kevin, whose grip on power remains tenuous…. All of this puts Kevin in a vice. His majority depends on members from districts that voted for Biden, and moderates are beyond queasy at the prospect of any impeachment — much less a Trump-induced effort sans actual evidence."

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Charlie Sykes' full Bulwark column is available at this link.

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