As Republicans eye reclaiming a majority in the House, they’ve set their sights on another target: impeaching President Joe Biden.
Articles of impeachment against Biden have already been introduced in the current Congress by several rank-and-file conservatives.
In these, they claim Biden has committed “high crimes,” pointing to his handling of border enforcement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan as examples.
In a chamber narrowly controlled by Democrats, these attempts at impeachment never had a chance, but it didn’t stop GOP lawmakers from trying.
But with Republicans predicted to win the lower chamber in November’s midterms, these same lawmakers will likely pursue ousting a President they believe is unfit.
According to reporting by The Hill, Rep. Bob Good (R-VA.) noted his consistency in touting the impeachment of Biden for “intentionally opening our border and making Americans less safe.”
Good continued, “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.”
His remarks confirm Biden’s impeachment will be a priority for a lower chamber under a Republican majority.
The impeachment drive could also be seen by some Republicans as retribution for a similar move by Democrats three years earlier. In September 2019, after winning a House majority under Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved to have the then-President impeached. Three months later, Trump was impeached on two counts relating to the abuse of power.