GOP Reps introduce articles of impeachment against Joe Biden: ‘Not capable of being Commander-in-Chief’
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced three articles of impeachment against President Biden on Tuesday noting the administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan and their failure to address the crisis at the southern border.
“I take this seriously. I don’t think it’s haphazard. I’m not trying to get media attention for myself,” Gibbs said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “He’s done so much damage to this country in less than nine months, which is really scary.”
Gibbs introduced the articles with three co-sponsors, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), and Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX). The congressmen began working on the resolution before the botched Afghan withdrawal, originally only focusing their impeachment efforts around the crisis on the southern border and Biden’s push to extend the federal eviction moratorium, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that such a move would be unconstitutional.
“He’s not capable of being commander-in-chief, and that’s obvious by the actions since day one when he took the presidency back in January,” Gibbs said. “Maybe something like this makes the White House think twice before they do some of this nonsense.”
Gibbs admits the articles of impeachment aren’t “going to go anywhere” since Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is currently the House Speaker. But says it shows “that there are some Republicans that think that this president needs to be impeached, he needs to be removed from office one way or another.”
“At some point, they’re gonna be held accountable for their actions, and this is kind of putting them on notice,” Gibbs added.
The first article of impeachment states that Biden “violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President” by failing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and by releasing “thousands of migrants who entered the United States illegally without a date to appear in court for immigration.”
“If that isn’t violating his oath of office to protect American citizens, our safety, and our welfare, I don’t know what is,” Gibbs said.
The second article accuses Biden of violating the separation of powers by extending the federal moratorium on evictions “despite the clear warning from the U.S. Supreme Court” and “with no legislative directive from the U.S. Congress.”
The third article states that Biden “failed to act responsibly as Commander-in-Chief with regard to the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan.”
“Who in their right mind takes troops out before they take out American citizens and our allies?” Gibbs said.
The impeachment push comes after a wave of Republicans called for the removal of Biden either by resignation or impeachment in the aftermath of the Afghanistan debacle.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been at the forefront of the push to impeach Biden, introducing an article of impeachment on Biden’s first day in office. Greene’s article accuses Biden of “abuse of power by enabling bribery” relating to his son, Hunter Biden.
In August, Greene brought two more impeachment resolutions: one for Biden’s extension of the eviction moratorium, which Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) co-sponsored, and another citing his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, which has seven other GOP co-sponsors.
House GOP leaders have not come out in support of impeachment efforts, however, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised last month that a “day of reckoning” will come for how Biden handled the Afghan withdrawal.
“We can take up anything that holds accountable for the actions that have been taken, the lies that have been given, the misdecisions that have put Americans in harm’s way, and the decision to leave Americans behind,” McCarthy said during a press conference.