Marjorie Taylor Greene is impatient about the Biden impeachment inquiry: The Georgia Congresswoman, who has been consistently trying to impeach President Biden for his entire presidency, appears upset that a full impeachment inquiry has not yet moved forward.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants Joe Biden Impeached Right Now
It’s pretty clear that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wants President Biden impeached. After all, she first introduced a resolution to do so on Biden’s first full day in office and has introduced several more of them in the last two-and-a-half years.
Now, it appears that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is on board with at least launching an impeachment inquiry, although not necessarily impeachment itself, this fall. But Greene, a McCarthy ally, indicated in an interview this week that she wants it to move forward quickly.
“What the hell is wrong with Republicans,” Greene asked in an interview with Real America’s Voice News’ “American Sunrise,” as cited by HuffPost.
“I can’t comprehend that we need any more evidence. We have so much,” Greene added. She then explained exactly how an impeachment inquiry works.
“Let’s talk about what an impeachment inquiry is — An impeachment inquiry is just asking the question,” Marjorie Taylor Greene said. “We’re just asking members of Congress: Do you think we should inquire about impeachment? It’s not saying do we want to impeach, right?”
But Marjorie Taylor Greene, for her part, is saying she wants to impeach, or at least has been for more than two years. In her previous impeachment pushes, there was no “just asking question” qualifier. She even pushed an “impeachment week” back in June, in which she tried to marshal interest in impeaching other administration officials, including the Homeland Security Secretary and FBI director.
“And at this point right now, I’m like, what the hell is wrong with Republicans?! That we can’t just — ‘Hey, guys, maybe ask the question.’ Maybe we should just ask and think about it and look at it and investigate in a much broader way. And with more subpoena power, just ask the question.”
So why, per Greene, have the Republicans not introduced a full-on impeachment inquiry yet?
“It’s not our Speaker’s [fault.] It’s still some of these few remaining Republicans that may have won a Biden district, or they, for whatever reason, I don’t know,” she said on the show.
There are other reasons Republicans might not be on board with the impeachment of Biden. For one thing, they may not have the votes to do so, in the narrowly divided House; they may not even have the votes to launch the inquiry, although they’re not Constitutionally required to hold such a vote. But with the Senate under Democratic control, there is also nearly no chance of the president being convicted.
Also, they don’t have a standout, smoking-gun reason to actually impeach the president. CNN even published an anonymous quote from a House Republican earlier this week, stating that the existing investigations have yet to make a convincing impeachment case.
“There’s no evidence that Joe Biden got money, or that Joe Biden, you know, agreed to do something so that Hunter could get money,” the anonymous member of Congress said, per CNN. “There’s just no evidence of that. And they can’t impeach without that evidence. And I don’t think the evidence exists.”
The CNN story said the inquiry would likely begin by the end of September, although Congress will also need to reach a budget deal to avoid a government shutdown, around the same time frame.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is also behind the effort to expunge former President Donald Trump’s two impeachments, having introduced a resolution to do so earlier this summer. It doesn’t appear that passing a resolution to do so would have any Constitutional force, and it also remains unclear that McCarthy has the votes to pass those resolutions, either.
Politico reported in August that Trump himself had demanded an endorsement from McCarthy, who had instead vowed to hold an expungement vote by the end of August, though that vote did not take place before Congress left on its August recess.
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