Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., introduced articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, after taking similar steps against other government figures earlier in the week. According to the articles, Greene accused Biden of abusing his power by “endangering the security of the United States and thwarting the will of Congress.”
Greene said during a news conference on Thursday that she is filing the papers in response to Biden’s handling of security along the country’s southern border: “Joe Biden has deliberately compromised our national security by refusing to enforce immigration laws and secure our border. (He has) deprived border control of the necessary resources and policies sufficient to protect our country. His administration has wilfully refused to maintain operational control as required by the law.” Greene also mentioned the steady flow of fentanyl into the United States as fueling an opioid overdose crisis, as well as the stream of undocumented migrants coming into the country: “His (Biden) policies, directives and statements surrounding the southern border has violated our laws and destroyed our country,” adding that the president “violated his constitutional duty and must be impeached.”
Title 42 was put into effect by the Trump administration in 2020 and continued into the Biden administration. It allowed the federal government to expedite expelling migrants without asylum hearings to alleviate the domestic spread of the virus, but expired earlier this month. Republicans have criticized the Biden administration for its decision to end the restriction.
The White House strongly condemned Greene on Thursday, calling her articles of impeachment “a shameless sideshow political stunt.” Ian Sams, White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, said in a statement: “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? 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.”
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