In a bold move, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden under a privileged resolution. By bypassing House Republican leadership’s control over the legislative process, Greene aims to force a vote on the measure and highlight the need for action. She firmly believes that Biden is a criminal who committed high crimes and misdemeanors during his time as vice president, particularly in relation to his dealings with Ukraine.
Greene asserts that evidence from the Oversight Committee’s investigation shows Biden accepted a $5 million bribe from a Ukrainian oligarch to have Victor Shokin, the prosecutor investigating Burisma, fired. She claims to have bank records proving the transfer of money into fake LLCs connected to the Biden family. Despite these allegations, Greene expresses frustration that Republicans in Congress have not initiated the impeachment process.
While her privileged resolution gained significant attention on Congress.gov, Greene admits that Republican members on the House Judiciary Committee do not support the impeachment effort. She criticizes their reluctance to vote for impeachment and disagrees with their stance. Greene recently addressed the Republican conference, expressing her strong disagreement and emphasizing the need for action.
Despite her differing opinion, Greene maintains her support for House leadership, including Representative Kevin McCarthy. She intends to keep open lines of communication to potentially change their minds on impeachment. She acknowledges the importance of dialogue with leadership and plans to discuss her privileged resolution with them before filing it.
If all goes as planned, Greene’s resolution could come up for a vote as early as Friday, or alternatively when Congress reconvenes in two weeks. Her intention is to challenge her colleagues to take a stand on the issue of impeachment and to demonstrate that the Republican Party should not shy away from holding leaders accountable for their actions.
Greene’s move has sparked both support and controversy, with some applauding her for taking a strong stance against what she sees as wrongdoing by President Biden, while others criticize her for pushing for impeachment without broader consensus within the party. Only time will tell how her efforts will be received and if they will lead to any concrete action.