House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and joined by a handful of Republicans, voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.
Even as Trump’s critics attempt to lay the blame for last week’s violent riot on Capitol Hill on his rhetoric, however, one freshman House Republican is already pushing plans to file articles of impeachment against the president’s successor.
“Willing to abuse the power of the office”
According to The Washington Times, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said in a recent interview on Newsmax TV that she expects to pursue the effort against President-elect Joe Biden as soon as the day after his inauguration next week.
She cited the former vice president’s alleged “abuse of power,” which is the same accusation lodged against Trump during a first effort to impeach the current president last year.
Greene insisted that Biden should be held to account over claims that he improperly used his political clout to aid his son, Hunter, as well as other family members in their personal foreign business deals.
“We have to make sure that our leaders are held accountable,” she said, according to the Times. “We cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments.”
“The voice of Republican voters”
The recently elected congresswoman also claimed that “Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies” stand poised to exert undue influence over the Biden administration. “So on Jan. 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden,” she declared.
Greene later shared a clip of her appearance in a tweet that included an assertion that “75 million Americans are fed up with inaction.”
She went on to tell her followers that it is “time to take a stand,” describing herself as “the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored.”
A federal investigation
For his part, Hunter Biden acknowledged last month that he was the subject of a federal investigation.
“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” the younger Biden announced in a statement on his father’s presidential transition website.
He went on: “I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”