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Republicans have announced their top priority as the party is poised to take over control of Congress in the upcoming mid-term election cycle: Impeach Biden.
High-ranking Republicans say Biden is guilty of committing “high crimes” in regards to border enforcement, the coronavirus pandemic, and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Rep. Bob Good explained, “I have consistently said President Biden should be impeached for intentionally opening our border and making Americans less safe. Congress has a duty to hold the President accountable for this and any other failures of his Constitutional responsibilities, so a new Republican majority must be prepared to aggressively conduct oversight on day one.”
Currently, Democrats control the House which prevents impeachment. In the meantime, Republicans are putting together plans to act quickly once they regain control. It’s up to Americans to vote Democrats out of office in November.
Republicans are widely expected to win the House majority in the midterms. Every poll indicates that Democrats are in for a rude awakening.
There are at least eight resolutions to impeach Biden that have been offered since he took office.
Three impeachment resolutions were in response to his handling of the southern border.
Three more impeachment resolutions targeted Biden’s disatrous and deadly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
One impeachment resolution was connected to the shady and corrupt overseas business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden.
More on this story via The Hill:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), the lead sponsor of four of the impeachment resolutions, is among them.
“She believes Joe Biden should have been impeached as soon as he was sworn in, so of course she wants it to happen as soon as possible,” Nick Dyer, a Greene spokesman, said Monday in an email.
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A noisy impeachment push from the GOP’s right flank could create headaches for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), the Republican leader in line to be Speaker, and other party brass just as the 2024 presidential cycle heats up.
On the one hand, impeaching Biden could alienate moderate voters and hurt the GOP at the polls, as was the case in 1998 following the impeachment of President Clinton. Already, GOP leaders like Sen. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) are throwing cold water on the impeachment talk, suggesting it could damage Republicans politically in the midterms.
On the other hand, ignoring the conservatives’ impeachment entreaties might spark a revolt from a Republican base keen to avenge the Democrats’ two impeachments of Trump, who remains the most popular national figure in the GOP. McCarthy knows well the perils of angering the far right: The Freedom Caucus had nudged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into an early retirement in 2015, deeming him insufficiently conservative, then prevented McCarthy from replacing him…
The challenge facing Republican leaders in a GOP-controlled House will be to demonstrate an aggressive posture toward the administration, to appease conservatives, without alienating moderate voters in the process.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) appears to be walking that line. Last summer, she called Biden “unfit to serve as president,” but stopped short of endorsing his impeachment.