GOP House whip talks impeachment of president and Homeland Security secretary

January 19, 2023

In what has become a nightmare scenario for Democrats, Fox News reported on Wednesday that yet another trove of classified documents was uncovered at President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware.

That, along with a host of other abuses has some Republican House members talking about impeachment. 

According to Breitbart, one of them is House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, who pointed to the "double standard" when it comes to accountability for Biden compared with his predecessor.

"The best disinfectant for corruption is sunlight, transparency, and there has been none, and there’s a lot of corruption in this administration, and outside of it by the way, relating to it," he told the website on Wednesday.

Articles of impeachment already filed

While Emmer did not say for certain whether there will be a renewed push to impeach Biden, he did point to the fact that Texas Republican Rep. Pat Fallon has already filed articles of impeachment against the president along with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

"You can’t argue that [Mayorkas] has not been doing his job. He’s ignored the border. So has the president," Emmer told Breitbart.

"It shouldn’t have been lost on anybody that Joe Biden doesn’t make one visit to the southern border until a new Republican majority is literally taking over in the House in Washington, DC.," the Republican congressman continued.

"Then, he mysteriously suddenly finds religion and goes down to the border. … I think the investigation will— the function that we’re supposed to do will take place," Emmer said.

"Directly responsible" for drug overdose surge

He added that the president and Mayorkas are both "directly responsible" for surging drug deaths "because they haven’t taken steps to secure our southern border."

"I’ll let the committee process do its work, but if the case is built, I would imagine that once that case is built, if it rises to the level of an impeachable malfeasance or misfeasance, high crimes and misdemeanors, yeah, it’ll come to the floor," he concluded.

The New York Post reported that Rep. Fallon put for a similar argument in a statement released last week, saying, "Secretary Mayorkas’s potential impeachment is not an accident."

"He has willfully abdicated his duties as Secretary of Homeland Security and actively misled Congress and the American people. To make any progress at our southern border, he must go," Fallon declared.

Last month, Fox News cited a CDC report which found that fatal drug overdoses topped 100,000 in 2021.

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