President Joe Biden runs the risk of being impeached if Republicans take over the House during the November midterms, according to a GOP leader.
“We’ve focused like a laser on the crises in America, and what I hear from voters — even in my district in northern New York, because I represent border patrol officers who have been transferred again and again and again to the southern border — it’s crisis after crisis, it’s a catastrophe,” Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the No. 3 House Republican, told Just the News on Tuesday.
“Anything is on the table when we are in the majority,” Stefanik added. “But what I believe we should focus on is conducting oversight and making sure that we’re passing legislation to secure the border once and for all.
“The policies of the previous administration under President Trump were working,” she added.
Stefanik was responding to comments Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made during his most recent podcast, when he suggested the House could file articles of impeachment against Biden for leaving the southwestern border open.
“They used it for partisan purposes to go after [former President Donald] Trump because they disagreed with him. One of the real disadvantages of doing that is the more you weaponize it and turn it into a partisan cudgel, you know what’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” Cruz noted of Democrats, who impeached Trump twice, both times on flimsy allegations.
Just the News added:
“I think there will be enormous pressure on a Republican House to begin impeachment proceedings. I think there are potentially multiple grounds to consider for impeachment. Probably the most compelling is the utter lawlessness is President Biden to enforce the border. His decision to just deify immigration laws,” Cruz continued, outright predicting that Republicans will retaliate against Democrats for impeaching Trump.
“That’s probably the strongest grounds right now for impeachment but there may be others,” he noted further.
Stefanik said that Republicans would be focused on holding the Biden administration accountable.
“My focus is on conducting oversight and making sure that we’re passing legislation that we’ve introduced,” she said. “We have numerous bills introduced to secure the border, and making sure that the border is fully funded.”
This isn’t the first Republican talk of impeaching Biden.
In late October, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced articles of impeachment against Biden, alleging that he committed “treason.”
“I have introduced House Res. 57, these are Articles of Impeachment on President Biden,” Greene said. “For abuse of power in regards to his willingness to use his position of power to aid his son Hunter Biden in his business dealings.”
“I have also introduced another Article of Impeachment on President Biden, which is H. Res 597,” she continued. “This has to do with the national security crisis that President Biden has created with regards to the extreme threat at the southern border.”
“I have introduced House Res. 598, Articles of Impeachment on President Biden in regards to the failure in Afghanistan,” Greene went on. “And I have introduced House Res. 596, Articles of Impeachment on President Biden for the Covid eviction moratorium and his willingness to use his position to try to do what he shouldn’t be doing. We have three branches of power.”
“Joe Biden swore an oath, he said ‘I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and he is failing to uphold his oath,” Greene added.
“Joe Biden is failing the American people by refusing to uphold the law and the Constitution,” she said. “But Afghanistan is where it really hurt. You see, Article III, Section 3, Joe Biden could be guilty of treason.”
“Our law says that levying war against the U.S., adhering to the enemies of the U.S., and giving aid and comfort is treason,” Greene said.