FLASHBACK: 1998 Joe Biden Said Impeachment Should Never Be Done for Political Reasons
A video has surfaced with a barely-recognizable, pre-facelift and Botox-injected Joe Biden yelling at lawmakers in 1998 about impeaching a president for political reasons. He railed at lawmakers for even considering impeaching Bill Clinton:
This is their president. The president of the United States does not serve at the pleasure of the legislature, does not serve at the pleasure of Joe Biden, does not serve at the pleasure of Henry Hyde, does not serve at the pleasure of the Congress as a prime minister does in a parliamentary system. He is elected directly by the people of the United States of America. The election of the president is the only nationwide vote the American people will ever cast and that's a big deal. The American people don't think they made a mistake in electing Bill Clinton and we in Congress had better be very careful before we upset their decision and make darn sure we convince them, if we decide to upset their decision, that our decision to impeach him was based upon principle and not politics.
Nowadays, he's calling for the impeachment of his political enemy, the people's choice, for purely political reasons. Good times.