Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is unsurprisingly trying to see the impeachment of President Joe Biden, having recently introduced new articles of impeachment against him to that effect.
So far, only three other Republican members of Congress have signed their names to the push. There are over 200 such members currently serving in D.C., meaning the overwhelming majority of the Republicans in the House is staying away. Unsurprisingly, those who did join the effort include Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.). Also participating are Reps. Diana Harshbarger (Tenn.) and Cory Mills (Fla.). It seems deeply unlikely that this ambition will get pretty much anywhere at present. For starters, the often divided Republican caucus in the House would need to be nearly unified behind the impeachment effort for passage, considering their majority is slim.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House Speaker and effectively the top Republican, has recently been negotiating with President Joe Biden on a deal to raise the debt limit so the government can accommodate past spending obligations. It seems simply unlikely that McCarthy, who seemingly has had to acknowledge the basics of a functioning government, would turn around and lead an impeachment charge.
In comments she delivered on the House floor, Greene pointed to an entirely unscientific poll she conducted via her social media, which is laughable. In no way do the poll results from any of her feeds mean anything substantial about supposed support for impeaching Biden found in the general populace. She also tied her interest in his removal to false claims of the president’s misconduct around the southern border.
“Joe Biden has deliberately compromised our national security by refusing to enforce immigration laws and secure our border,” Greene claimed, lying. “He has allowed nearly 6 million illegals from over 170 countries to invade our country.” That is a flatly inaccurate number, besides the racist way in which she presented it. Customs and Border Protection has claimed some 600,000 people entered without documentation but weren’t apprehended in fiscal year 2022. Some of these individuals may later be encountered by the relevant government authorities.