Marjorie Taylor Greene Takes Aim at Biden with Impeachment Threat

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is stepping up her efforts to impeach President Biden over his handling of the southern border, which she calls a “permanent invasion of the United States.” Greene, known for her vocal stance on immigration, threatens to introduce a privileged resolution this week to initiate impeachment proceedings against Biden.

This week, Greene mentioned she was ready to trigger the resolution immediately but decided to first consult with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.). “I can force a vote this week,” Greene told reporters. “But I decided to talk to our Republican Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, who claims he supports Trump, and see if he’s going to take action.”

Greene plans to discuss her impeachment resolution in a closed-door GOP conference meeting. This move coincides with Biden’s anticipated executive order to curb illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border. The order is expected to limit asylum requests at the border if the daily encounters average 2,500 at ports of entry.

Expressing her frustration, Greene said, ” When will we impeach Joe Biden? I’ve got articles of impeachment ready. I’m happy to force a vote because that’s what we should be doing.” She criticized Biden’s upcoming executive orders, calling them part of a “permanent invasion plan” that essentially limits the number of people who can enter the country each week.

Highlighting a report that since 2022, over 350,000 asylum cases have been closed by the U.S. government due to lack of criminal records or threats, Greene insisted, “Republicans need to grow a spine. This is our country. Our America is disappearing because Democrats are willing to put every single one of their political opponents in prison.”

If Greene proceeds with the resolution, a vote would be necessary within two legislative days. This would likely involve a procedural vote on a motion to table or refer the resolution to a committee. This process mirrors the approach used by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) in her attempt to impeach Biden last year and similar procedural moves in the past.

A vote could happen immediately following Greene’s triggering of the resolution, or it could be delayed until later the same day, the next day, or even until the House reconvenes next week. The chamber is set to adjourn on Wednesday for a congressional delegation trip to Normandy for the D-Day anniversary. Should the motion to table or refer fail, the House would immediately vote on the privileged resolution to impeach Biden. However, it currently appears unlikely that there are enough votes to impeach Biden.

Greene has clarified that if Johnson does not move forward with the impeachment, she will force the issue herself. “If he says he won’t bring an impeachment resolution, I’ll just drop them on the floor,” Greene stated. “Then we can vote and see where everybody stands. I’m mad, my people at home are mad, and everyone across this country is furious. We don’t want a banana republic. We want a legitimate government and a real justice system. We don’t have one right now.”

This stance resonates with many who feel the current administration has failed to address the border crisis adequately. The frustration is palpable among Republican voters who see the influx of migrants as a threat to national security and economic stability. Greene’s push for impeachment reflects the broader discontent within the party and its base, who demand more decisive actions to protect the country’s borders and uphold its laws.

The political climate remains charged as Greene and her allies continue to pressure Biden’s impeachment. This move could further polarize an already divided Congress and intensify the debate over immigration policy in the United States. Whether successful or not, the outcome of this effort will undoubtedly have significant implications for the future of U.S. immigration policy and the Biden administration’s legacy.