‘Clear violations of his duties’: Republican lawmakers pursue Biden impeachment

Although there’s a long way between now and the next presidential election, several GOP lawmakers are fully convinced that America can’t afford to wait that long for new leadership.

Fox News reported Wednesday that four Republican congressmen are pursuing impeachment charges against President Joe Biden, on the heels of a string of humiliating failures on the president’s watch, both at home and abroad. 

The articles of impeachment were filed by Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs (R), and co-sponsored by Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs (R) along with Texas Reps. Brian Babin (R), and Randy Weber (R).

“Clear violations”

Gibbs later took to Twitter where he explained his actions, declaring, “I filed articles of impeachment against @POTUS based on what I believe to be clear violations of his duties.”

The Ohio lawmaker admitted that his impeachment push is unlikely to be successful given the current makeup of the lower chamber.

“There are dynamics in Congress preventing this from being debated,” he told the Washington Examiner.

“Obviously, it’s not going to go anywhere with Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi,” Gibbs continued. “But I could not stand by while Biden commits flagrant & deliberate violations of his oath of office.”

Gibbs insisted that his decision to move forward with filing the articles still has symbolic value, since doing so “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.”

The reasons

Gibbs’ case for impeachment involves Biden’s disastrous handling of the American troop pullout from Afghanistan that resulted in 13 service members dead, and an unknown number of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies still essentially trapped in the Taliban-controlled country.

The Republican also cited the ongoing immigration crisis along America’s southern border, where thousands of illegal Haitian migrants are now congregating under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

“His willful negligence of the border crisis is a failure to maintain and defend American sovereignty,” Gibbs told the Daily Mail.

Another article of impeachment deals with Biden’s attempt to extend the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium despite lacking the constitutional authority to do so, something Gibbs called “a blatant and intentional action that violates the separation of powers.”

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