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It’s becoming increasingly likely that Joe Biden will be impeached if Republicans win back control of the House in November’s midterm elections.
While speaking with Just the News founder John Solomon, Texas GOP Rep. Lance Gooden, whose district has been overrun by the surge of illegal aliens, argued that Biden’s failure to secure the U.S.-Mexico border has increased the likelihood that Republicans may push to impeach Biden if the GOP regains control of Congress.
“I really believe that impeachment could be on the table. And I would support that, certainly,” Gooden said, drawing a contrast with the two-time Democrat-engineered impeachment of Trump.
“The bar was so low to impeach President Trump. And even if the bar were raised exponentially, I believe that President Biden has met that requirement. What we’re seeing at the border is not just criminal, but it is immoral. The fact that our United States government is putting its own citizens behind those of other nations, and also encouraging human trafficking,” he said.
“And what we’re seeing [is] they’re filling the bank accounts and the cash stashes of the cartel. It’s really a travesty. And it’s not what this country should be about,” Gooden added.
Many other Republicans have made the same argument.
New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, the No. 3 Republican in the House, told Just the News that the border crisis is now “inflaming her own state.”
“Anything is on the table when we are in the majority. We’re focused like a laser on the crises in America, and what I hear from voters even in my district in Northern New York — because I represent border patrol officers who have been transferred again and again and again to the southern border — is that the crisis after crisis is a catastrophe,” Stefanik said.
“What I believe we should focus on is conducting oversight, and making sure that we’re passing legislation to secure the border once and for all and return the policies of the previous administration under President Trump,” she added.
Ohio GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance summed up the legitimacy of impeaching Biden.
“The thing that I think Biden has done that is genuinely unprecedented in the history of this country is to sanction, encourage and pay for an invasion of this country. A lot of negative things I could say about Bill Clinton, but Bill Clinton did not allow an invasion on this scale, or actively encourage people to do it, even while the leading cause of death for communities, among young people, is the fentanyl they’re bringing in from Mexico,” Vance said.
“This is ridiculous, it’s traitorous conduct, and we need to do something about it,” he added.
The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that it will begin tracking illegal migrants released into the United States after nearly 50,000 have gone missing, even as record numbers continue pouring across the southwest border from Mexico.
Last fall DHS began to permit noncitizens to leave through a process called parole under certain conditions.
Those who have been released were outfitted with ankle monitors or have had an app installed on their phone that allegedly helps ICE keep track of them.
The report stated:
Until early fall, the Biden administration released many from custody with documents known as notices to report — a document telling them to check in with ICE once they reach their destination in the interior of the country. Of 100,000 released and told to report to ICE between mid-March and August, 47,000 failed to check-in.
Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin reported this week that DHS encountered nearly 179,000 migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in December alone, indicating anew that President Biden’s immigration and border security policies are doing next to nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
“BREAKING: CBP finally releases December migrant encounter numbers at Southern border. 178,840. The first 3 months of FY’22 have already seen 518,370 encounters. That’s more than *double* first 3 months of FY’21. (218,306), which was the highest on record at the time,” Melugin noted in a tweet.
BREAKING: CBP finally releases December migrant encounter numbers at Southern border.
The first 3 months of FY’22 have already seen 518,370 encounters.
That’s more than *double* first 3 months of FY’21. (218,306), which was the highest on record at the time.@FoxNews pic.twitter.com/YjkRUpyFcl
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 24, 2022
“This alone should get Biden impeached,” The Palmieri Report noted.