(LibertySociety.com) – Representative Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., introduced articles of impeachment against President Biden on June 13, claiming that he “has intentionally facilitated a complete and total invasion at the southern border.” While Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has also filed articles of impeachment for the same thing, Rep. Boebert decided to introduce her own version. On June 20, she introduced a resolution that would force the House to vote on impeaching Joe Biden, but ultimately ended up reworking the resolution to send the impeachment articles to both the House Homeland Security and Judiciary committees.
Republicans approved the resolution with a 219-208 vote, initiating an official probe into the 46th President. Rep. Boebert is a member of the Oversight Committee, which has been investigating the business dealings of the Biden family for several months now. James Comer, R-Ky., who chairs the committee, expressed disappointment in Rep. Boebert’s decision to jump ahead of their work, although her articles of impeachment are not related to the Oversight Committee’s investigation. Other Republicans also criticized the move, explaining the need to follow proper procedures by referring impeachment articles to the Judiciary and Oversight Committees before moving straight to a vote, as Democrats did with former President Trump.
The change to the resolution came after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy negotiated with Rep. Boebert, as he believed a forced vote would have resulted in some Republicans voting with Democrats to table it. Speaker McCarthy has stated on multiple occasions that he wants investigations to be completed before considering impeachment. Mccarthy may be treading lightly to prevent a motion to vacate by the same group that held up his election as Speaker after Republicans took back control of the House.
Rep. Boebert threatened to bring forward a privileged resolution if the committees slow-walk their inquiries, stating that she would be okay with “a few months of work.” Both Reps. Boebert and Greene claim to be doing the work their constituents want them to do, but Democrats believe they are simply pulling political stunts.
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