GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Makes Good On Promise To File Impeachment Against Biden

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Newly elected Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday, President Joe Biden’s first full day in office, officially filed articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives.

Greene introduced the articles in relation to alleged corruption by Biden and dealings he had with the government of Ukraine. The articles allege abuse of Biden’s power as during his term as Vice President.

It also alleges abuse of power in relation to Biden’s son Hunter and his dealings with Ukraine.

Greene stated, “President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the Presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s Vice President is lengthy and disturbing.”

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Making The Case For Impeachment

On her Congressional website, Greene has published a press release giving the entire scope of the articles. In her reference to accepting “various benefits,” she notes financial compensation Biden and his son have allegedly received.

The impeachment articles also allege that Biden pushed for dismissal of Ukraine’s top prosecutor in order to benefit his son. Other countries in the West at the time were also calling for the resignation of Mykola Zlochevsky. 

In the Senate, Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security Committee issued a report stating that the appointment of Hunter Biden to the Board of Directors of the Ukranian company Burisma could have been a conflict of interest. 

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Democrats Push Forward On Trump Impeachment Trial

Speaker of the House Nancy Peosi (D-CA) announced on Friday that she will send the Articles of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated, “Make no mistake: There will be a full trial. There will be a fair trial.”  

President Trump has hired attorney Butch Bowers for his Senate impeachment trial. Bowers comes as a recommendation by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.

In a report from The Hill, as of now, there are only five or six Republican Senators seem likely to convict. A two-thirds majority is required for conviction in the Senate, meaning there would have to be at least 17 Republican votes. 

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McConnell Put On Notice

There has been speculation on whether or not Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would vote to convict President Trump.

A recent Fox News article claimed McConnell was “pleased” that Democrats had introduce the latest round of impeachment articles. Another in the Daily Mail cited sources who said McConnell would, “consider a yes vote” in order to “purge” Trump “from the GOP.” 

At least one Republican Senator has said that should McConnell vote to convict, “I don’t know if he can stay as leader.” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said voting to impeach Trump would be a “huge mistake” and “destroy” the Republican Party.

Polls also show that Donald Trump still enjoys strong support from Republicans.

The results of an Axios-Ipsos poll shows that most Republicans nationwide do not think Trump was responsible for the riots in Washington, that he was within his rights to challenge election results, and would vote for him again should he run in 2024.  

If Republicans vote to convict Donald Trump in the Senate, the possibility of a permanently splintered Republican Party is very real.