Republicans plan to introduce impeachment articles against Biden (VIDEO)
Newly-elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she plans on filing articles of impeachment against U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on his first full day in office next week.
During an appearance on Newsmax Wednesday evening, Greene, a vocal supporter of President Trump, said that she is planning on introducing a measure to impeach Biden on Jan. 21, one day after his inauguration.
"I would like to announce on behalf of the American people, we have to make sure our leaders are held accountable, we cannot have a President of the United States who is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies, so on January 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden," Greene told Newsmax’s Greg Kelly.
In her Newsmax interview Wednesday, which aired hours after the House voted to impeach Trump for a second time, the Greene said she plans on filing the articles of impeachment to show Americans that “there are Republicans in Congress that are willing to stand up and fight for them.”
"I’m a big believer of having people in office who are actually willing to do the job, and I can’t imagine people in this country being so fearful of a future of a Biden presidency that they may be willing to commit violence like they did in the Capitol here in Washington, D.C. We cannot have that, I do not condone that violence," the congresswoman said.
Trump was impeached in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress for pressuring Ukraine’s then-newly elected president to investigate the dealings of the Biden family in a phone call. He was acquitted by the GOP-controlled Senate last February.
Last week’s deadly pro-Trump riot on the Capitol came after Trump urged his supporters at a rally earlier in the day to march toward Congress in opposition to lawmakers’ official Electoral College count of Biden’s 2020 presidential win, repeating his unsubstantiated claims that the election was “stolen.”
Greene’s pledge to move to impeach Biden came the same day the House voted in favor of an article of impeachment against Trump, which charged him with inciting the violent mob on the Capitol. Ten House Republicans sided with Democrats in the 232-197 vote.