Freshman GOP Rep Preparing Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden
Marjorie Taylor Greene filing 'abuse of power' articles on January 21
Freshman Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has announced that she is preparing to introduce articles of impeachment against former Vice President Joe Biden on January 21.
Newly-elected Greene said she will attempt to impeach Biden for "abuse of power" as soon as he is sworn into office.
Greene announced the long-shot move Wednesday evening on Newsmax, just hours after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting an insurrection.
“I would like to announce on behalf of the American people, we have to make sure that our leaders are held accountable,” Greene told host Greg Kelly on Newsmax TV.
“We cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies.
"So on January 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden.”
Pointing to Greene’s minority-party status, Kelly asked whether the move was “symbolic” or something Republicans could actually pull off.
“Well, like I said I’m a big believer in having people in office who are actually willing to do the job, and I can’t imagine people in this country being so fearful of a future of a Biden presidency that they may be willing to commit violence like they did in the Capitol here in Washington D.C.,” said the freshman Georgia lawmaker.
“We cannot have that. I do not condone that violence.”
“The American people need hope,” she continued.
“They need to know there are Republicans in Congress that are willing to stand up and fight for them regardless of being in the minority, regardless of having all odds against us, against me or against anyone in Congress.”
VIDEO: Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, on Newsmax, says she will be filing Articles of Impeachment against Joe Biden next Thursday.— Chenue Her (@ChenueHer) January 14, 2021
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Greene went on to highlight past Biden controversies including the ongoing investigation into his son Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business dealings.
“This is a dangerous threat to our country when we have a man that will be holding the power of the presidency will so easily and is on record for abusing power,” she said.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump on the article of “incitement of insurrection.”
“If they want to lower the bar on what impeachment is, then yes, let’s roll with it,” Greene said.
“Americans want this to happen.
"Americans are sick and tired and fed up.”
Before running for Congress in 2020, Greene launched a viral campaign to "impeach Nancy Pelosi for treason."
The campaign went viral across social media and has gathered a staggering 421,500 signatures to date - and still climbing.