New group of GOP lawmakers file articles of impeachment against Biden
A group of four GOP lawmakers on Tuesday filed articles of impeachment against President Biden, saying he should be removed from office for not securing the border, for the way U.S. troops were removed from Afghanistan and for seeking to impose a ban on evictions even when he said it might not pass constitutional muster.
Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) is leading the effort, and is joined by fellow GOP Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Brian Babin (Texas) and Randy Weber (Texas).
This is the second time articles of impeachment have been introduced pertaining to Biden. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) filed articles of impeachment the day after Biden was sworn into office.
Neither effort will go far in a House where Democrats hold a slim majority, but the latest effort shows how the introduction of articles of impeachment is becoming more common in today’s polarized House.
Former President Trump was impeached twice during his four-year presidency, but was not convicted either time by the Senate.
Republicans are hoping to win back the House majority in next year’s midterms, however, and GOP leaders could face pressure in such a scenario to move impeachment articles backed by some of their most conservative members.
The latest impeachment effort was first reported by The Washington Examiner.
In the new articles, a copy of which were shared with The Hill, the House members argued that Biden’s conduct “warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
Gibbs also tweeted about the introduction of the articles Tuesday night.
It’s clear the President is not up to the job, that his entire administration is willing to thumb its nose at the Constitution. Though Pelosi’s House will not hold @POTUS accountable, it’s incumbent upon House Republicans to call out his egregious violations of his oath of office https://t.co/lrQ3xZ75p3
— Rep. Bob Gibbs (@RepBobGibbs) September 21, 2021
Trump in January became the first U.S. president in history to be impeached twice following his actions ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. He was previously impeached in 2019 after records revealed that he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate the Biden family amid his 2020 presidential campaign.