Well, it was coming sooner or later: Republican Representative Greg Steube filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden on Friday.
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The Florida Representative submitted a document containing four allegations against the President, who is under intense scrutiny from Republicans over his connections to his son’s foreign business dealings.
Despite a lack of clear-cut evidence preventing the GOP-led House Oversight Committee from launching proceedings, Steube becomes the second Republican to attempt a formal impeachment after Lauren Boebert earlier this year.
In a press release, Rep. Steube said “it’s long past time to impeach Joe Biden.” He added: “[Biden] has undermined the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the Presidency, betrayed his trust as President, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of America’s citizens.”
“The evidence continues to mount by the day – the Biden Crime Family has personally profited off Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats, and fraud. Joe Biden must not be allowed to continue to sit in the White House, selling out our country,” said Steube.
The Articles of Impeachment
Steube submitted four articles of impeachment in total: abuse of power, obstruction of justice, fraud, and financial involvement in drug and prostitution. The Biden family is mentioned in each one.
Steube alleges Hunter and James Biden sold access to the President during his tenure as vice president under the Obama administration. In addition, Steube claims the two promised “access to a future Biden Presidential Administration” while he was out of office from 2017 – 2021.
“Hunter and James appear to have promised official actions by Joe Biden in return for payments and business opportunities from foreign and domestic business partners,” Steube alleged. “Joe Biden assisted by making appearances, phone calls, meeting with the “business partners,” and knowingly allowing his family members to promise access to him and actions by him in furtherance of these schemes.”
Steube added that Hunter had threatened business partners with “official actions” against them, alleging that “Joe Biden was aware of these threats and willing to assist in enforcing the threats.”
The three further articles are smaller, but all involve the Biden family. On Article 2, obstruction of justice, Steube referenced claims by IRS whistleblowers that members of the Biden campaign colluded with the Department of Justice to improperly interfere with Hunter’s tax misdemeanors.
Articles 3 and 4 focused on obstruction of fraud and financial involvement in drug and prostitution respectively. For the former, Steube alleged there is “evidence to suggest” James Biden recruited investors for failed business ventures under the premise of access to President Biden. The final article refers to a “long history of comingled and intertwined finances” between Hunter and his father, stating “thousands of dollars of Biden family money was spent on illegal drug transactions and prostitution” between 2010 – 2019.
In filing impeachment articles, Steube appears to be playing to the demands of former president Donald Trump who has repeatedly called for impeachment proceedings against Biden. Endorsing his presidential campaign in April, Steube said: “[Trump] is widely supported in my district, widely supported in Florida and I’m honored to add my endorsement to the long list of endorsements for President Trump.”
Shay Bottomley is a British journalist based in Canada. He has written for the Western Standard, Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, Windsor Express, Berkshire Live and Southend Echo, and has covered notable events including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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