House GOP’s Impeachment Wishes Take A Hit As Not Many Americans Support The Idea

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Some of the leading right-wing voices in the U.S. House, like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), are pushing for an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden in some kind of connection to allegations of financial corruption involving his infamous son, Hunter Biden. New polling released this month from Ipsos and ABC News finds barely more than a third of Americans actually in support of the idea, for now.

Asked whether they “think the U.S. House of Representatives should or should not start an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden related to business deals his son Hunter Biden had in China and Ukraine,” the latter of which has been a particular focus for Greene and allies of hers, only 39 percent said “yes,” while 38 percent opposed the idea. The rest, reaching 23 percent, told the pollsters they didn’t know.

Republicans have insisted on spreading claims of millions of dollars in bribery that went to Joe and Hunter Biden in ostensible connection to ambitions for the then-vice president to help a corrupt energy company in Ukraine with its investigative woes, but these allegations remain flatly unsubstantiated. Those spreading awareness of the underlying claims have often provided caveats in their perspectives on whether the allegations are legitimate, but not Greene, who’s instead spread both an awareness of the claims and the assumption there’s legitimacy to the various corruption allegations.

Republicans have also raised complaints about the southern border in their pushes for various impeachments, including potentially of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. These complaints have included outright falsehoods, like the claim in articles of impeachment against Biden that were sponsored by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) that operational control of the southern border has gone completely to foreign criminal organizations, which some Republicans like Greene herself have clamored to target with U.S. military force. No impeachment approved by the House is likely to result in a removal from office or restriction on pursuing future office considering the Democratic majority that remains in place in the U.S. Senate but would be needed to enact such an outcome.