Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst suggested to Bloomberg News on Sunday that Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, if elected, could potentially face impeachment immediately after being sworn into office because Democrats have opened Pandora’s box when it comes to lowering the bar for what qualifies as being an impeachable offense.
“I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst said. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to impeach him.’”
Ernst apparently suggested that the grounds for impeaching Biden could be “for being assigned to take on Ukrainian corruption yet turning a blind eye to Burisma because his son was on the board making over a million dollars a year.”
Ernst’s comments, which were speculative and were an overall reflection of how Democrats’ standards of impeachable conduct could be used against them, were twisted by the author of the report, Jennifer Epstein.
Epstein wrote on Twitter, “Joni Ernst tells me that there would ‘immediately’ be a Republican push to impeach Biden over Ukraine if he’s elected.”
Again, that is not what Ernst said.
Conservative Seattle-based radio host Jason Rantz highlighted that Epstein appears to have a pro-Biden bias as she rolled her eyes in apparent disgust over a question that Biden was asked last year about his son’s, Hunter Biden, new child that he allegedly fathered with a woman in Arkansas.
Some of you are wondering, "isn't Jennifer that bias reporter who rolled her eyes at a legitimate question about Hunter Biden?"
Now she's framing a quote out of context to help Biden. She doesn't hide her bias. pic.twitter.com/SocugNhPJz
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) February 2, 2020
Epstein later deleted her tweet and wrote: “Deleted another tweet on this story because I wrote would when I meant could. Sen. Ernst floated a hypothetical here. I stand by the story.”
Deleted another tweet on this story because I wrote would when I meant could. Sen. Ernst floated a hypothetical here. I stand by the story. https://t.co/S8sUk09W5C
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) February 3, 2020