OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion
Freshman Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Wednesday that she plans to file articles of impeachment against President-elect Joe Biden the day after his inauguration.
The Georgia Congresswoman announced her decision via Twitter and reiterated her promise on Newsmax, specifying her articles would impeach him for “abuse of power.”
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 14, 2021
Greene said her motivation is to stand up for the 75 million Americans who are “fed up with inaction” in government.
“It’s time to take a stand,” she said. “I’m proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored.”
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time on Wednesday.
Democrats charged him with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week.
Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable and warned ominously of a “clear and present danger” if Congress should leave him unchecked before Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20.
Below are the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump:
1. Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming
2. Rep. Tom Rice, South Carolina
3. Rep. Dan Newhouse, Washington
4. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois
5. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio
6. Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan
7. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
8. Rep. Peter Meijer, Michigan
9. Rep. John Katko, New York
10. Rep. David Valadao, California
Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz pushed back against fellow Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw after the congressman defended Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump.
“With all due respect to Rep. Crenshaw, this is a minority view within the minority party,” Gaetz tweeted to Crenshaw.
Crenshaw said earlier that Cheney had a “hell of a lot more backbone than most” and called her a “principled leader.”
While Crenshaw didn’t vote to impeach the president, he wrote “We can disagree without tearing each other apart.”
With all due respect to Rep. Crenshaw, this is a minority view within the minority party. https://t.co/Q0kVVhlH4m
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 13, 2021
Just to be clear, Cheney was all-in on impeachment.
The Wyoming congresswoman wrote Tuesday: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” rebuffed the resignation calls.
“I’m not going anywhere,” she told a reporter. “This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference.”