Vice President Biden’s campaign is going through a tough time. With the President highlighting his son’s questionable business dealings, as well as news that he has less cash on hand compared to the other major candidates, his campaign is in desperate need of help.
One thing that could help him immensely is if the Democrats move forward and vote on impeachment. If the House passes impeachment articles and the trial goes to the Senate, all the senators have to be present for the trial. The jurors for the impeachment trial are the senators, six of whom are currently running in the Democratic primary for president.
This means that Vice President Biden’s biggest opponents would be obligated to leave the campaign trail for the duration of the Senate trial. Senator Warren, Senator Sanders, Senator Klobuchar, Senator Harris, Senator Booker, and Senator Bennet all would be limited to campaign in areas very close to Washington DC.
This means that all their campaigns will lose ground in the primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Depending on the timing of the start of the impeachment trial, it could even affect the 14 states that have primaries on March third.
The obvious benefactor to this occurring is Vice President Joe Biden, but there is also another, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. With five out of the top ten candidates (Warren, Sanders, Klobuchar, Harris, and Booker) being removed from campaigning in these important states, an impeachment trial could throw the Democratic primary into complete chaos.
To have a real chance at winning in these states, all five of these senators will have to spend a lot of money on flying, advertisements, and lose a lot of sleep. Only time will tell if any of these senators have the stamina required to be competitive during this crucial time for their campaigns.