Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she filed articles of impeachment on Thursday against President Biden on his first full day in office, as promised.
“We’ll see how it goes,” the Georgia Republican said in a video posted on Twitter.
She had said earlier that she would file impeachment articles accusing Mr. Biden of abuse of power, for his family’s business connections in China and Ukraine when he served as vice president.
In a statement, Mrs. Taylor Greene said the case against Mr. Biden is “vast and detailed.”
“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the presidency,” she said. “His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s vice president is lengthy and disturbing. President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family’s pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies.”
She cited Mr. Biden’s warning in 2015 to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid from Ukraine unless the Ukrainian government replaced the country’s prosecutor-general Viktor Shokin. Mr. Biden has said the prosecutor was involved in corruption; Biden critics have said that the prosecutor was investigating Burisma, the energy company that gave Hunter Biden a lucrative job on its board.
A subsequent Ukraine prosecutor-general said there was no evidence of Hunter Biden breaking any laws.
“President Biden residing in the White House is a threat to national security and he must be immediately impeached,” Mrs. Taylor Greene said. “Joe Biden abused the power of the office of the vice president, enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors, by allowing his son to influence the domestic policy of a foreign nation and accept various benefits — including financial compensation — from foreign nationals in exchange for certain favors.”
She noted that Obama State Department officials “registered reservations about Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a corrupt company.”
“During his father’s vice presidency, Hunter Biden built many business relationships with foreign nationals and received millions of dollars from foreign sources, seemingly in exchange for access to his father,” she said. “The financial transactions which Hunter engaged in illustrates serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family.”
She concluded, “President Biden gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government. Through blatant nepotism, he enabled his son to influence foreign policy and financially benefit as a result of his role as vice president.”
The White House did not respond immediately to requests for comment.
• Dave Boyer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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