Just before Election Day, President Joe Biden seemed astonished that congressional Republicans were talking about impeachment.
“I don’t know what the hell they’re gonna impeach me for,” he told a crowd in San Diego.
He may soon find out.
The website Conservative Brief reported Wednesday that several Republicans are talking about impeaching Biden once the GOP takes control of the House next week.
The maneuver won’t go anywhere. Senate Democrats will never go along, meaning the GOP would not get the required votes to remove Biden.
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Still, that didn’t stop Democrats from impeaching former President Donald Trump — twice.
As The Free Press has reported, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has already filed impeachment articles twice since Biden has been in office. The first was for his involvement in his son Hunter’s shady overseas business deals. The second was for selling off America’s strategic oil reserves.
Conservative Brief noted that the issue for GOP lawmakers now is the border.
New York Rep. Claudia Tenney called Biden a “talentless, career politician and completely derelict in his duty,” and added that he should be impeached for his “dereliction of duty” at the southern border and his “disastrous retreat” from Afghanistan.
“I will not stand by while Biden and [outgoing House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi trample on our Constitution to push their far-left agenda.”
While not using the I-word directly, Kentucky GOP Rep. James Comer said Republicans on the House Oversight Committee would “use all tools at our disposal” to “root out waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the federal government and hold the Biden administration accountable.”
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Texas Rep. Lance Gooden told Conservative Brief that “impeachment could be on the table.”
“I would support that, certainly,” he added. “The bar was so low to impeach President Trump. And even if the bar were raised exponentially, I believe that President Biden has met that requirement. What we’re seeing at the border is not just criminal, but it is immoral.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, the No. 3 Republican in the House, recently noted that “anything is on the table when we are in the majority,” because along the southern border, “crisis after crisis is a catastrophe.”
Conservative Brief also cited Reps. Troy Nehls of Texas and Mike Loychik of Ohio who, like Greene, believe that Biden selling the holdings of the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China was “impeachable.”
Even presumptive House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appeared on board, saying the Democrats, with a one-party rule for the last two years, “have not lifted a finger to engage in oversight and accountability of the Biden administration’s actions and abuses of power.”
“We will leave no stone unturned in order to deliver the accountability the American people deserve,” McCarthy added.