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.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 21, 2021
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.”
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.
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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.
I misspoke about the amount of money then-Vice President @JoeBiden threatened to withhold from Ukraine.
Here are his own words:
“You’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion.”
“If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” pic.twitter.com/xikZCirMlZ
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 17, 2021
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.”
The article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection by Donald Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, January 25. https://t.co/FSOWGACfgZ
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 22, 2021
I have spoken to @SpeakerPelosi. The articles of impeachment will be delivered to the Senate on Monday.
Make no mistake: There will be a full trial. There will be a fair trial.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2021
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.
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.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 16, 2021
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.
Republicans across the U.S. are siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — big time — according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll. https://t.co/jqkhRlfE6O pic.twitter.com/CgnV3xLttp
— Axios (@axios) January 14, 2021
If Republicans vote to convict Donald Trump in the Senate, the possibility of a permanently splintered Republican Party is very real.