Marjorie Taylor Greene, again, seeks to impeach President Biden: For at least the sixth time, the Georgia Congresswoman has introduced legislation to impeach President Joe Biden
Joe Biden: A Real Impeachment Problem or Just Smoke?
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced Thursday that she will file articles of impeachment against President Biden, The Hill reported.
“It is with the highest amount of solemnity that I announce my intention to introduce articles of impeachment today on the head of this America-last executive branch, that has been working since Jan. 20, 2021, to systematically destroy this country, the president of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden,” Greene said in a press conference.
Impeachment typically involves “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but Greene’s articles against Biden allege no actual crimes, but rather mostly his immigration policies, while claiming, rather questionably, that he “deliberately” compromised national security.
The announcement comes the day after the same Congresswoman introduced legislation to impeach FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves, and had brought similar actions previously against Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Greene has declared the current week “Impeachment Week.”
Greene also said that these are the “first set” of articles of impeachment that she plans to bring against Biden. But that’s not entirely true- Greene has been trying to impeach Biden literally since his first full day in office and has introduced legislation to do so at least five times already.
On January 21, 2021, the day after Biden was sworn in as president, Greene introduced a House resolution to impeach the new president, for “abuse of power by enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors, by allowing his son Hunter Biden to influence the domestic policy of a foreign nation and accept benefits from foreign nationals in exchange for favors.”
The legislation was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties two months later, but no further action was taken in the last Congress. That August, Greene introduced three more impeachment resolutions against Biden for, per her website, “his dereliction of duty in Afghanistan, his violations of immigration law causing a national security crisis on our Southern border, and his usurping of the Constitutional balance of power by ignoring the ruling of the Supreme Court.”
Those resolutions, also, never advanced. That was also the case for another impeachment resolution, in August of 2021, in which Greene sought to impeach Biden for “willfully circumventing the express guidance of the United States Supreme Court by extending the COVID-19 eviction moratorium.”
Yet another effort, filed in September of 2022, in which Greene sought to impeach Biden for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to foreign nations.
In all, as of the fall of 2022, nine impeachment resolutions have been filed against Biden, although the House GOP leadership has not opted to take them up or pursue a full-on impeachment inquiry, which happened twice during the Trump Administration.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Makes More News
Per Insider, Greene made news this week for non-impeachment-related reasons. Per Insider, the Georgia Congresswoman got into a shouting match outside the Capitol, with Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) over the failed resolution to expel recently-indicted Congressman George Santos (R-NY). The House had voted down a measure to expel Santos from the body, referring it to the Ethics Committee. All Republicans with the exception of Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) voted against removing Santos, although several Democrats on the Ethics Committee voted “present.”
Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY) told Axios that he “would have preferred there to be enough votes to expel the sociopath scam artist,” and predicted Santos will be out of Congress by the August recess.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stepped into the dispute between Greene and Bowman and told Bowman “’She ain’t worth it, bro.”
Video later emerged of the conversation, which extended to other topics, which both members of Congress clearly grandstanding before a large crowd. Bowman bashed Greene’s connection to QAnon, as well as “debt ceiling nonsense,” while Greene invoked missing migrant children.
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