GOP Rep. Greene Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Biden

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A GOP lawmaker is ready to impeach President Biden just one day after he took office.

Making good on her pledge last week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a freshman lawmaker who has made headlines for pushing conspiracy theories and election fraud claims, introduced articles of impeachment on Thursday.

She accuses Biden of engaging in impeachable offenses related to his work as vice president from 2008 to 2016 and the foreign business dealings of his son, Hunter.

“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the Presidency,” Greene said in a statement. “His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s Vice President is lengthy and disturbing. President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family’s pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies.”

“President Biden is even on tape admitting to a quid pro quo with the Ukrainian government threatening to withhold $1,000,000,000 in foreign aid if they did not do his bidding. President Biden residing in the White House is a threat to national security and he must be immediately impeached,” Greene added.

President Joe Biden has denied any wrongdoing related to Ukraine, and in terms of his son, who has been targeted by a federal tax investigation, he has denied involvement in his family’s business affairs.

Earlier this week, Greene’s personal Twitter account has been suspended for multiple violations of the platform’s content policy.

A Twitter spokesperson said the Georgia Republican’s account “has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy.”

The Georgia congresswoman, who won election in November to her first term in Congress, wore a mask on the House floor with “Trump won” inscribed on it.

Although Twitter did not specify what tweets Greene posted that led to her suspension, the social media company has banned tens of thousands of accounts connected to the QAnon conspiracy from the platform.

“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm,” Twitter said. “Given the violent events in Washington, D.C., and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content on Friday afternoon.”

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.

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