Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti said on Friday that House Democrats are willing to offer former Vice President Joe Biden as a "sacrificial lamb" in their push to mark President Donald Trump with "the asterisk of impeachment."
Democrats have launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump after he asked Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Biden family's dealings in the country. The impeachment effort may damage Biden, whose son Hunter won a lucrative board appointment during the Obama administration, as much as it does Trump, according to Continetti.
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"Let's say that finally Pelosi does decide to call the vote, and we have impeachment vote and a majority of Democrats vote for impeachment," Continetti said on Fox News Channel's Special Report. "It then goes to the Senate, which for the first time in these impeachment cases is controlled by the president's party. What starts out as a trial of President Trump for impeachment may end up being a trial of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden."
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) announced on Tuesday that the House is launching a formal impeachment inquiry into the president following a whistleblower complaint about the phone conversation.