Most American voters say Joe Biden has likely committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” since becoming president, which would warrant the Democrat’s impeachment, according to a poll.
The poll comes as Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced articles of impeachment against the president over the southern border migrant crisis.
Some 53% of survey respondents said they believed Biden had committed unfathomable offenses during his tenure, including 38% who called him “very likely”.
This is an increase of four points since November, according to Rasmussen reports.
“Negative views on the Biden scandals have definitely picked up steam,” Rasmussen’s top pollster Mark Mitchell said.
No president has ever been removed from office following impeachment. Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached by the House but not convicted by the Senate. Donald Trump has been impeached twice – and acquitted twice by senators
The results were partisan — Republicans view presidential wrongdoing as more likely than Democrats.
Still, there was better news for the president.
Two-thirds of voters said they did not think Congress would take action to impeach Biden, and only 28% said they thought a procedure was likely.
“Basically, no one thinks the 118th Republican Congress is going to pursue impeachment,” Mitchell added.
House Republicans are investigating Biden, his son Hunter and other family members, alleging they engaged in a cash-for-access bribery scheme with foreign nationals.
These allegations relate to Biden’s time as vice president in the Obama administration.
Survey respondents were asked about wrongdoing since Biden was sworn in more than two years ago.
Pollsters did not specify what misconduct Biden was accused of — but the probe comes as Georgia’s Firebrand Greene has introduced articles of impeachment against the president over the border crisis.
Announcing his decision on Thursday, Greene said “the leader of this last American executive branch that has been working since January 20, 2021 to systematically destroy this country.”
She accused the president of “refusing to enforce” the southern border and letting 6 million undocumented migrants from 160 countries “invade our country”.
Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene wants President Joe Biden, a Democrat, kicked out of the White House
Greene accuses Biden of failing to secure the border and allowing an invasion of migrants. Pictured: A barbed wire barrier and the border fence at the US-Mexico border, seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Biden failed to properly supply guards working at the border and let traffickers smuggle fentanyl and other deadly drugs into the country, Greene added.
Immigration to the United States has been a divisive issue between Republicans and Democrats for decades.
But rising flows of undocumented migrants in recent years and the end of pandemic-era border restrictions this month have further heightened tensions.
Greene’s allegations don’t seem likely to gain enough traction, even among his fellow House Republicans, to seriously threaten the president.
Once rare, impeachment proceedings have become more common in recent years.
The constitutional procedure, created by America’s founders to prevent a president from abusing his powers, states that senior officials can be removed for “treason, bribery, or other serious crimes and misdemeanors.”
No president has ever been removed from office following impeachment.
Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached by the House but not convicted by the Senate.
Donald Trump has been impeached twice – and acquitted twice by senators.