Recent polls show an increasing number of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the Biden administration is handling a range of issues including the U.S.-Mexico border crisis and the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Beyond mere unpopularity, however, some Republican lawmakers believe the president’s record contains impeachable offenses.
“So much damage to this country”
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), for example, recently spoke to the Washington Examiner regarding his conclusion about certain aspects of the Biden administration.
“I take this seriously,” he said. “I don’t think it’s haphazard. I’m not trying to get media attention for myself.”
Gibbs went on to assert that it “is really scary” to see that Biden has been able to inflict “so much damage to this country in less than nine months.”
As for his specific complaints, the legislator cited Biden’s attempt to unilaterally extend the federal moratorium on evictions as well as the failure to secure the nation’s borders.
He also noted the chaotic Afghanistan pullout, which resulted in Americans and allies being left behind while paving the way for a terrorist attack that left 13 U.S. service members dead.
“Kind of putting them on notice”
A handful of other House Republicans have joined Gibbs in his impeachment effort, which he hopes will serve as a wake-up call for the White House. Of course, he acknowledged that the current political makeup of Congress means any such measure has no chance of succeeding in forcing Biden out of office.
“Obviously, it’s not going anywhere with [House] Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi (D-CA),” he said.
Nevertheless, Gibbs argued that the GOP initiative “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.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been another vocal Biden critic and spoke out in favor of impeachment during a House floor speech this week that also included a warning that “God will no longer provide protection and his grace over America” if the nation continues to embrace immoral policies.
“At some point, they’re going to be held accountable for their actions,” Gibbs concluded, noting that his push for impeachment “is kind of putting them on notice.”