A Florida congressman has filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden over allegations the president helped his son Hunter commit and cover up crimes.
Rep. Greg Steube, a Republican, filed four papers alleging the president is guilty of using his position as vice president to facilitate his son Hunter’s alleged crimes and protect his family members from the law.
In a statement on Friday, Trump’s staunch ally said it was “long overdue to impeach Joe Biden.”
“He undermined the integrity of his office, brought the presidency into disrepute, betrayed his trust as president, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of American citizens,” continues the press release.
“The evidence continues to mount day by day – the Biden Crime family personally took advantage of Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats and fraud. Joe Biden must not be allowed to continue to sit in the White House, to sell out our country.
Florida Congressman Greg Steube, pictured in April, said he introduced articles of impeachment because it was “a long time past” to remove Biden from the White House.
In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, listing the reasons for his desire to impeach Biden as: “Corruption.” Extortion. Obstruction of justice. Fraud. Financial involvement in drugs and prostitution.’
Steube claimed President Biden used his influence while vice president to enrich his son Hunter
The first article of impeachment filed by Steube alleges that Biden abused his position as vice president by accepting bribes related to the business activities of Hunter and his brother James between 2009 and 2017.
The couple are accused of selling access to Biden during his tenure as vice president. James and Hunter received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Chinese energy company in 2017.
Hunter also held a well-paid position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite his poor knowledge of the energy industry.
Steube noted the suspicious business dealings in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, listing the reasons for his desire to impeach Biden as: “Corruption.” Extortion. Obstruction of justice. Fraud. Financial involvement in drugs and prostitution.’
The second article of impeachment claims that Biden obstructed a federal investigation into Hunter’s alleged tax crimes.
Hunter denied failing to pay federal taxes on $4.4 million in earnings in 2017 and 2018.
He was expected to accept a plea deal, but a Delaware judge rejected it last month, fearing his terms were too broad and favorable to the first son.
IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler says the Justice Department has blocked tax chiefs’ investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged financial improprieties.
Steube speaking at a political rally for Donald Trump on July 3, 2021
Steube’s other two articles claim the president committed fraud and also paid for his wayward son’s habit of drugs and prostitutes.
He skipped at least four other GOP-led committee investigations into Biden, which could trigger separate impeachment proceedings.
President Biden has denied all allegations of wrongdoing.
The Florida lawmaker has also introduced legislation that he hopes will compel the Secret Service to write a report on cocaine found at the White House.
Drugs were found in the West Wing in early July, with the Secret Service sparking disbelief after claiming they were unable to determine who smuggled the substances into one of the most heavily guarded buildings on the planet.
Last week, the Soldier of Fortune website claimed the drugs likely came from “someone in the Biden family’s orbit” and that the president knows who they belong to.
Steube named his bill targeting the cocaine scandal the “Helping to Understand Narcotics Traces at the Executive Residence (HUNTER)” Act. The president’s son battled a well-publicized crack addiction, but was reportedly not in the White House at the time.
Steube also introduced a bill targeting the Secret Service’s failure to find the culprit who smuggled cocaine into the White House last month, which he named the “Helping to Understand Narcotic Traces at Home” law. executive residence (HUNTER)”
Articles of impeachment are not the first to be filed against President Biden, with more than a dozen already filed against the president and his officials during his tenure.
Some have speculated that Republican lawmakers pushed for the impeachment in retaliation for the two impeachments issued against Donald Trump in 2017 and 2021 respectively.
Speaking about Biden’s impeachment attempts, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said last month, “We’re not going to get into what House Republicans want to do or can’t do — speculation.”
It’s on them. It’s up to them to talk. What I can talk about is exactly what we are doing today.
“The economic data is so much better than economists expected. And so, it is because of the work that this president has done.
“That is going to be our goal. We’re going to focus on what we can do to make Americans’ lives a little bit better, giving them that extra leeway.