She has sponsored more than one piece of legislation to impeach Biden.
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She called for impeachment after the release of basketball star Brittany Griner from Russia, arguing that Biden left behind a former Marine and made a damaging trade for a Russian who is nicknamed the “Merchant of Death.”
And she is aiming for the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate Biden’s role in the “Weaponization of the Federal Government.”
Impeach Early and Impeach Often
Her quest to impeach Biden began right after the president was inaugurated in January of 2021. Greene sponsored legislation that charged Biden with “abuse of power by enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” In the bill, Greene alleged Biden and “his son Hunter Biden influenced the domestic policy of a foreign nation and accepted benefits from foreign nationals in exchange for favors.”
The bill made other claims that Biden would endanger democracy, threaten the integrity of the republic, and interfere with the peaceful transition of power. The measure had no co-sponsors and was assigned to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties for the House Judiciary Committee. The impeachment act died there with no other action.
Greene made another impeachment claim in 2022 after the Griner release from Russia. Greene thought that this prisoner trade for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was an impeachable offense, since Biden left behind former marine Paul Whelan and teacher Marc Vogel.
2023 Is a Year for Impeachment, According to Greene
Greene has conflated policy disagreements with grounds for impeachment, and her throwaway remark on Twitter on the prisoner trade with Russia – that it is a reason to kick Biden out of office – is just wishful thinking.
She tweeted recently that “2023 would be a great year to impeach Joe Biden.” She has also told crowds that her duty is to focus on impeachment.
One thing Greene has the right to do is ask for more investigations into Biden activities concerning possible government overreach and abuse. This seems like an overly broad fishing expedition, but such oversight is within the bounds of Republican rights, with its new majority, and could be an answer to the Democrats’ endless investigations into accusations about Donald Trump’s behavior in the White House. Now the tables are turned.
Is There a Joe and Hunter Conspiracy?
But it will be difficult to find crimes and misdemeanors against Biden unless the Republicans can show a clear conspiracy between Biden and his son Hunter to enrich themselves monetarily with Hunter’s business dealings.
Other policy disagreements with Biden have spawned even more legislation for impeachment against Biden from Greene. One was for releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, an executive order which is within Biden’s rightful duties as president.
Greene and other Republicans simply do not have enough evidence to impeach Biden at this point. There are no clear smoking-gun crimes and misdemeanors that would elevate to such an action.
Besides, any impeachment would have to be tried in the U.S. Senate, which the Democrats control. It would serve as a distraction to the country’s more serious problems of inflation, a potential recession, and illegal immigration.
Greene has cemented her status as a Conservative bomb thrower. Cries for impeachment further divide the country. Greene confuses policy differences with crimes. She will need more evidence to make her allegations rise to the level of impeachment status.
Currently, impeachment allegations are a handy soundbite for her to remain in the news cycle and raise her controversial political profile. Biden, on the other hand, should be concerned about investigations into his son’s business activities.
More wrongdoing exposed in this area could make 2023 difficult for the president.
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Author Expertise and Experience: Serving as 19FortyFive’s Defense and National Security Editor, Dr. Brent M. Eastwood is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer. You can follow him on Twitter @BMEastwood. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Foreign Policy/ International Relations.