Or to put it another way: “If somebody has to be put on an ice floe, it’s going to be Joe Biden,” writes Kevin Williamson in NRO.
The cynic in me guesses that the Ukrainian gambit serves a dual purpose:
First: It provides a pretext for a pre-election impeachment inquiry against the incumbent president — which, given the current composition of the Senate, is unlikely to end in action before the election, or after that, either, unless there is a Democratic majority seated in the Senate.
Second: The likely collateral damage to Joe Biden probably is not entirely unwelcome in some Democratic circles — he already is sliding vis-à-vis Senator Warren, and to many Democrats he already has the look of a likely loser should he be the nominee.
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