Earlier Tuesday, CNN reported that some Republicans have grown tired of Buck’s antics. In fact, three GOP sources told CNN that Buck might face a serious primary challenge. Greene even suggested that Buck has no business serving on the Judiciary Committee. “I really don’t see how we can have a member on Judiciary that is flat out refusing to impeach,” she said. One Republican described Buck as fully captured by both the establishment and the establishment media. “Everyone on Capitol Hill knows that Ken Buck has given up on his work with the Freedom Caucus, the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Judiciary Committee so that he can try-out for jobs with TV networks or the Biden administration,” the GOP source said. “We call him buckle,” another Republican lawmaker said. In fairness, Buck still has prominent and magnanimous GOP defenders. “You can agree to disagree,” Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas said. “We have slightly different views about what high crimes and misdemeanors look like. I’ve studied this and looked at the history of it, and I’m more than comfortable about an impeachment inquiry. But I look forward to talking to Ken about it in person.” Buck, of course, did not tell the truth about the evidence against Biden. In a fiery press conference on Tuesday, Freedom Caucus Chair and Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania summarized that evidence for any fair-minded listener. Perry noted, for instance, that the Bidens own homes they could not possibly afford on congressional salaries alone. Bank records, shell companies and payments from overseas interests help fill out the picture of corruption. Buck’s inability to see this raises questions about his own motives. In the 17th installment of “Cato’s Letters,” published Feb. 18, 1721, the great English polemicist John Trenchard described how true political insiders treat accusations of corruption leveled against their nominal opponents. “They will not suffer any men, who have once tasted of authority, though personally their enemies…to be called to an account for past crimes, though ever so enormous. They will make no such precedents for their own punishment,” Trenchard wrote. Has Buck’s immersion in D.C. politics rendered him unable to spot obvious corruption? Or has it made him unwilling to do so? This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
GOP Rep. Ken Buck: “I have not seen any evidence that links President Biden to Hunter Biden’s activities at this point.” pic.twitter.com/X5l67dAx2H— TheBlaze (@theblaze) September 13, 2023