In a significant development, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has taken the initiative by introducing articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden. These articles mark the first impeachment attempt against Biden since House Republicans gained the majority in January.
Greene alleges that Biden has abused his power, specifically in relation to his handling of migrant crossings along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the articles, she accuses the President of endangering national security and obstructing the will of Congress.
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“Joe Biden has deliberately compromised our national security by refusing to enforce immigration laws and secure our border, allowed approximately 6 million illegals from over 160 countries to invade our country, deprived border patrol of the necessary resources and policies sufficient to protect our country, and his administration has willfully refused to maintain operational control as required by law,” Greene said in a statement.
One of the three articles presented accuses President Biden of being responsible for an increase in “illegal aliens and illegal narcotics, including deadly fentanyl, entering the United States.” It further asserts that his administration deliberately violated the law by releasing undocumented immigrants into the interior of the country.
Regarding border policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration implemented Title 42 in 2020, which was subsequently maintained by the Biden administration until its recent expiration. This policy allowed for the swift expulsion of migrants without asylum hearings as a measure to mitigate the domestic spread of the coronavirus.
Republicans have expressed criticism towards the Biden administration’s decision to end this restriction. However, contrary to expectations that lifting Title 42 would lead to a surge in border crossings, the number of migrants entering the United States from the southern border has actually decreased since the policy expired last week.
House Republicans lack the necessary votes to impeach President Biden. Earlier this year, several Republicans introduced impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on similar grounds, but no progress has been made on those measures.
In response to the impeachment articles introduced by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, the White House issued a strong condemnation of her actions on Thursday.
“Is there a bigger example of a shameless sideshow political stunt than a trolling impeachment attack by one of the most extreme MAGA members in Congress over ‘national security’ while she actively demands to defund the FBI and even said she ‘would’ve been armed’ and ‘would have won’ the January 6 insurrection if only she’d been in charge of it?” Ian Sams, the White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, said in a statement.
He added, “The President is focused on what’s important to the American people, like preventing House Republicans’ default that would crash the economy and protecting investments that are creating American manufacturing jobs, not silly political attacks.”