Marjorie Taylor Greene files impeachment against Biden, unlikely to pass

Firebrand lawmaker also unsuccesffuly filed impeachment articles against president in 2021

Eric Garcia
Thursday 18 May 2023 20:44 BST
Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces resolution to impeach Joe Biden

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Marjorie Taylor Greene filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden on Thursday, but the articles are unlikely to pass in a House that is deeply divided and with a thin Republican majority.

Ms Greene, the right-wing Republican lawmaker from Georgia who has promoted numerous conspiracy theories both before and during her tenure in Congress, announced her articles of impeachment against Mr Biden in a news conference on Thursday.

“Joe Biden has deliberately compromised our national security by refusing to enforce immigration laws and secure our border allowed approximately 6 million illegals from over 170 countries to invade our country, deprived Border Patrol have the necessary resources and policies sufficient to protect our country and his administration has willfully refused to maintain operational control as required by the law,” she said in her opening remarks.

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“Biden has blatantly violated his constitutional duty and he is a direct threat to our national security,” she said. “Therefore, Joseph Robinette Biden is unfit to serve as the President of the United States and must be impeached.”

In addition, Ms Greene filed articles of impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, US Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves, and FBI Director Christopher Wray, whom former president Donald Trump nominated during his administration.

Ms Greene specifically criticised Mr Graves for focusing too much on January 6 and not enough on crime in the District of Columbia.

“It's no wonder that he is ignoring these acts that destroy the lives of residents of our nation's capital, because he is solely focused on a three-hour event that happened on January 6 2021,” she said. “He is devoting his entire office to maliciously prosecuting as many people as he possibly can, including nonviolent peaceful protesters.”

Ms Greene previously filed articles of impeachment against Mr Biden. In 2021 she filed articles related to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, which led the nation to fall to the Taliban.

The legislation is likely to fail given that Republicans have only a nine-seat majority and the articles would likely not garner any Democratic support.

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