Among other issues, the Biden administration’s border policy has been a consistent point of contention among the president’s many Republican critics.
Although there is little chance of removing President Joe Biden with a Democratic majority on Capitol Hill, a number of GOP legislators are nevertheless already preparing and introducing articles of impeachment.
“Done so much damage to this country”
It seemed to be the chaotic U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, which led to a terrorist attack that left 13 U.S. service members dead, that unified many Republicans in firm opposition of the current administration.
Some more conservative lawmakers, like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), have been calling for Biden’s impeachment since his inauguration.
In the nine months since then, Biden’s actions have forced his approval rating downward and more Republicans — like Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) — are jumping on the impeachment bandwagon.
He recently announced his new effort to impeach the president, insisting that Biden has “done so much damage to this country” since he came into office that it is “scary,” adding that it has been “obvious” from the start that he is unfit for the job.
One complaint cited in the articles of impeachment is Biden’s decision to unilaterally extend a federal moratorium on evictions despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against such action.
“American citizens, our safety, and our welfare”
The president has also violated his oath of office, his critics argue, by allowing hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to stream across the border into America.
This week, Biden expressed disdain toward Border Patrol agents attempting to enforce immigration laws amid an influx of Haitian immigrants into Texas.
“If that isn’t violating his oath of office to protect American citizens, our safety, and our welfare, I don’t know what is,” Gibbs said.
Finally, the GOP lawmaker contends that Biden should be impeached over his Afghanistan policy. He is joined in this pursuit by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Brian Babin (R-TX), and Randy Weber (R-TX).
Of course, any effort to impeach Biden is sure to fail with a Democratic majority in Congress. Nevertheless, Gibbs said that his action should serve to put the White Hous “on notice” that it will be “held accountable” for impeachable offenses.