Newly elected Deputy Marjorie Taylor Greene has said she plans to file impeachment articles against Joe Biden on the first full day of his presidency, alleging that she was “ abusing power. ”
Greene announced the provocative move in an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday night, stressing that it was not just symbolic, despite the futility of her plan with Democrats controlling the House.
“We cannot have a president of the United States who is willing to abuse the power of the office of president and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies and Ukrainian energy companies,” Greene said.
“So on January 21, I will file impeachment papers against Joe Biden,” added Greene, a Georgian Republican with a history of touting conspiracy theories and a staunch Trump loyalist.
Newly elected Deputy Marjorie Taylor Greene has announced that she plans to file impeachment articles against Joe Biden on the first full day of his presidency
Greene alleges ‘abuse of power’, citing worn claims that Biden pressured the Ukrainian government while he was vice president to give financial benefit to his son
Greene alleged abuse of power, specifically pointing to allegations that while he was vice president, Biden illegally pressured the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor investigating a power company his son was on the board.
The allegations prompted Trump’s own first charge, after House Democrats claimed he abused power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden.
On Newsmax, host Greg Kelly pointed out that Greene’s party is in the minority, asking her if her impeachment plan was merely symbolic.
‘I am a strong believer in having people in office who are actually willing to do the job and I can imagine that people in this country are so afraid of a future of a Biden presidency that they might be willing to take violence. like they did at the Capitol here in Washington, DC, ”Greene said.
“We can’t have that, I don’t condone that violence,” she added quickly.
“The American people need to know that there are Republicans in Congress who are willing to stand up for them and fight for them, regardless of whether they are in the minority, regardless of whether they have opportunities against us.”
On Twitter, Greene reiterated her plan, writing, ‘It’s time to take a stand. I am proud to be the vote of ignored Republican voters. ‘
“On January 21, 2021, I will be filing articles of accusation against Joe Biden for abuse of power,” she tweeted.
Fox News presenter Sean Hannity, while not specifically mentioning Greene’s plans, reinforced the call to impeach Biden on the first day of his tenure.
In a truly astonishing example of hypocrisy, the media still cannot be bothered to cover Joe Biden’s consideration in Ukraine. You can’t make it up. He bragged about it on tape, ‘Hannity said during his show on Wednesday evening. “If you apply the same standards, we’ll have to drop Joe off in a week.”
In Biden’s infamous recorded comments, he admitted that he pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor by threatening to withhold billions in foreign aid, but he did not say it was intended to run his son’s business. to protect. The Biden camp has always maintained that the prosecutor in question was corrupt and should therefore be removed.
Greene’s impeachment pledge is the latest sign of a growing rift in the Republican conference between die-hard Trump loyalists and others disturbed by their efforts who see Trump as poisonous to the party’s future.
Co-Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger accused Greene on Wednesday of using language that could “provoke uprisings.”
US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wears a mask that reads ‘Censored’ as she walks to the House floor during the debate over President Trump’s second impeachment
Kinzinger responded to Greene’s tweet about Trump’s second impeachment reading: ‘President Trump will remain in office. This attempt to remove him from the White House is an attack on every American who voted for him. ‘
“These are quite literally the things that provoke uprisings,” Kinzinger wrote on Wednesday morning.
‘Four years of programming people with this message. This is quite literally anti-democracy too. Let’s get rid of the ‘DC for fame’ culture that illustrates this. ‘
Greene was thrown off the floor of the House on January 3 during the first session of the new Congress for not wearing a face mask.
On Wednesday, she wore a face mask that read ‘Censored’ for the impeachment vote.