The buzzwords among some House Republicans have shifted from mere discontent to active calls for impeachment of President Joe Biden, as the echoes of past allegations get louder and more damning.
Back in May, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was ahead of the curve, filing articles of impeachment against Biden. Following suit, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado sponsored an impeachment resolution currently held in the House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees.
The domino effect didn’t stop there. Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana declared his support for Biden’s impeachment, followed by Reps. Greg Steube of Florida and Ralph Norman of South Carolina. The grounds they cite for impeachment align with the House Oversight Committee’s focus on potential financial improprieties within the Biden family.
Most recently, Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, eyeing a Senate seat in 2024, has thrown his hat into the ring, stating, “It’s time to impeach him. The evidence was already there, but this is further evidence… this man should not serve any day longer in the White House than he already has.”
Banks didn’t mince words when talking about Biden’s alleged corruption and the perceived hypocrisy surrounding former President Donald Trump’s two impeachments. He declared his support for the House GOP’s endeavor to expunge Trump’s impeachments from the record.
According to Banks, “The evidence is clearly there that Joe Biden is the most corrupt president in American history and his abuse of power and Hunter Biden — the real story is that Joe Biden made so much money, millions of dollars from the corruption of Hunter Biden selling access to the ‘Big Guy,’ to Joe.”
An FBI document alleging bribery during Biden’s tenure as vice president has fueled this fire, brought to the public’s attention by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
Banks urges Jim Jordan, the influential chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to commence impeachment proceedings, stating, “I don’t have influence over that. But count me in the growing column of Republicans in Congress who believe this is so important and absolutely necessary to move forward with impeachment hearings.”
As the drumbeat of Republican denunciations against Biden grows louder, Banks underscores his urgency, arguing that impeachment “can’t come soon enough.” He lambasts what he sees as the harmful influence of “left-wing radicals” on the Biden administration.
Given the current House composition, impeachment remains a tall order. Nonetheless, Banks expresses a desire to hold Senate hearings on impeachment, expose what he perceives as Democratic and Republican hypocrisy, and present a clear case of Biden family corruption.
In his words, “Dare them to show the American people that they impeached Donald Trump under false pretenses, but they refuse to hold the most corrupt president in American history accountable for his abuse of power.”
The political battlefield is heating up, and it’s clear some Republicans aren’t afraid to stoke the flames. As citizens who believe in the rule of law and accountability, these unfolding events warrant our watchful eyes.