A newly elected House Republican and fervent supporter of President Donald Trump is pushing to impeach President-elect Joe Biden immediately.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced Wednesday that she will bring articles of impeachment against “Quid Pro Joe” over his alleged conflicts of interest with China and Ukraine, The Hill reported.
The freshman congresswoman’s announcement came even as Democrats are moving to impeach and remove President Trump a second time, a process that is certain to drag on into Biden’s presidency.
“We have to hold people accountable”
The incoming president has been shadowed by questions about alleged involvement in family business deals that critics say render him compromised. The controversy emerged in 2019, during a previous impeachment of Trump that centered on Ukraine.
Greene, for her part, told Newsmax this week that she would file articles of impeachment on Jan. 21, a day after Biden’s inauguration, and alluded to Biden being “bought off” by foreign interests, The Hill noted.
She cited claims that Biden, while serving as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who investigated an energy company, Burisma Holdings, where his son Hunter held a lucrative board position.
“We have to hold people accountable,” she said. “Joe Biden is on record, on the phone, saying that he would withhold a billion dollars of foreign aid if he didn’t get his way with these deals, with his son Hunter.” Take a look for yourself:
On January 21st, I’m filing Articles of Impeachment on President-elect @JoeBiden.
75 million Americans are fed up with inaction.
It’s time to take a stand.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 14, 2021
“Time to take a stand”
Democrats have long dismissed the controversy as Republican propaganda backed by Russia, even as damning emails found on a computer belonging Hunter Biden surfaced before the November election that suggested Joe was intimately aware of his son’s deals and even met with an executive from Burisma.
Hunter Biden revealed in December that he was under investigation for tax fraud, as CNBC reported at the time. Trump’s allies are concerned that the scandal will die down once Hunter’s father assumes office.
To be sure, Greene’s party is in the minority in the House, which makes her gesture likely “symbolic,” Fox News notes. She acknowledged to Newsmax that the odds are stacked against her, but said it is necessary to make an effort to hold Joe Biden “accountable.”
Greene also tweeted that it was “time to take a stand” over a scandal that Republicans complain has gone unaddressed, despite serious implications for national security. “I’m proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored,” she said, according to Fox.