Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was just sworn in on January 3, said she plans to file articles of impeachment against incoming President-elect Joe Biden for abuse of power on January 21, the day after he is set to be inaugurated.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 14, 2021
Greene said Biden has shown that he is “willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies.”
“On behalf of the American people, we have to make sure that our leaders are held accountable,” Greene said.
Accusations against Biden
Greene is referring to numerous reports that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have financially benefited from involvement in Chinese state-owned businesses through his son Hunter Biden.
Some of the reports were obtained through an abandoned laptop that contained Hunter Biden’s emails and mentioned payments to “the big guy,” who was identified by his business associate Tony Bobulinski as Joe Biden.
Joe Biden also appears to have lied when he claimed he had no involvement in or knowledge about Hunter’s overseas business dealings, according to Bobulinski and the emails on Hunter’s laptop.
Furthermore, he bragged in a video about withholding $1 billion in aid to Ukraine in order to force the firing of the prosecutor who was investigating a Ukrainian firm for whom his son Hunter Biden worked.
Rift between Republicans
No other Republicans have announced support for Greene’s impeachment move, and the Democratic-majority House will not vote to impeach Biden on the grounds proposed by Greene.
Greene is reportedly involved in a rift between new House Republicans and got into an argument with Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) on a freshman GOP group text. Mace reportedly told Greene she was “disgusted by what you and other Q-conspiracy theorists did last week in the chamber after all of the violence,” a reference to more than 120 Republicans who objected to some states’ election results.
Greene is unlikely to get full support from Republicans for impeaching Biden, and it is looking doubtful that the Republican Party will end up uniting any time soon given the divided loyalties it has suffered over the last few weeks.
On Sunday, Twitter temporarily locked Greene’s Twitter account for “multiple violations” of Twitter’s “civic integrity policy” after she tweeted about election fraud, according to reports.