Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs introduced three articles of impeachment against Democrat President Joe Biden – citing his handling of Afghanistan, immigration, and the now-defunct federal eviction moratorium.
“I take this seriously. I don’t think it’s haphazard. I’m not trying to get media attention for myself,” Gibbs said. “He’s done so much damage to this country in less than nine months, which is really scary.”
“He’s not capable of being commander-in-chief, and that’s obvious by the actions since Day One when he took the presidency back in January,” he said. “Maybe something like this makes the White House think twice before they do some of this nonsense.”
Gibbs introduced the articles, with fellow Republican Reps. Andy Biggs, Brian Babin, and Randy Weber joining as co-sponsors.
Gibbs said that the congressmen began work on the resolution even before the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan erupted into chaos last month, focusing on Biden’s handling of the border and the federal eviction moratorium.
Within the past week, the border crisis has received renewed attention as thousands of illegal migrants flooded into the U.S. near the Texas town of Del Rio.
Federal agents are holding thousands of migrants in a makeshift pen underneath an overpass with little supplies or shelter, risking a humanitarian crisis. Twenty-six Republican governors co-signed a letter to the White House on Monday calling for Biden to crack down on illegal immigration and end the “national security crisis created by eight months of unenforced borders.”
The eviction moratorium was scrapped in August by the Supreme Court after the Biden administration expanded it in a move the White House had previously claimed was unconstitutional.
At the time of the extension, Biden softened his language on the moratorium, claiming he “can’t tell” whether it was constitutional. He said the extension would buy time for another solution to be found.
Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal at the end of August also left hundreds – if not thousands of Americans stranded in the now terrorist controlled country. The move by the president also abandoned tens of thousands of Afghans who had worked with the U.S. military against the Taliban during the 20 years which America spent in the country.
Another direct by-product of Biden’s haste withdrawal was the terror attack that occurred outside of the airport being used for evacuations and left 13 U.S. servicemembers killed.
In response, the president authorized a drone strike against what his administration publically claimed was an ISIS member – the reality was, however, that the victims of the strike were an Afghan aid worker and 9 members of his family which included 7 children.
Gibbs acknowledged that the articles of impeachment are unlikely to go anywhere with Democrats in charge of the House.
“Obviously, it’s not going to go anywhere with Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi,” Gibbs stated. “It shows that there are some Republicans that think that this president needs to be impeached, he needs to be removed from office one way or another.”
“At some point, they’re gonna be held accountable for their actions, and this is kind of putting them on notice,” he said.
Author: Trey Jameson