A group of House Republicans have filed articles of impeachment against President Biden over his handling of the immigration crisis at the southern border and his chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to a report.
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), who is leading the group, said Biden violated his oath of office on the Mexican border, the administration’s eviction moratorium and the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the Daily Mail.
”Yesterday, I filed three articles of impeachment against President Biden based on what I believe to be clear violations of his duties as president,” Gibbs told the Daily Mail on Wednesday.
He is co-sponsor of the articles along with Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Brian Babin and Randy Weber of Texas.
“His willful negligence of the border crisis is a failure to maintain and defend American sovereignty. Biden’s attempts to extend a federal eviction moratorium despite the Supreme Court’s warning and his own admission that he has no power to do so is a blatant and intentional action that violates the separation of powers,” Gibbs continued.
“Finally, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was not just a disaster. By pulling military personnel out before the evacuation of American civilians, President Biden shamefully left our own citizens in danger,” Gibbs said.
He filed the articles on Tuesday, saying he was prompted by Biden’s disaster in Afghanistan.
“I don’t take this step lightly. Before the Afghanistan debacle, I urged my colleagues to consider a measured, thoughtful conversation on the merits of impeachment,” the Alabama lawmaker said.
It’s the second time Republicans have filed articles of impeachment against Biden.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) filed the day Biden was sworn in.
Gibbs acknowledged that the effort to impeach Biden when Democrats have majorities in Congress would be difficult.
But that dynamic could change after the 2022 midterm elections.
“When Republicans take back the House, we will take our commitment to the separation of powers, our role as a check and balance to the executive branch seriously. President Biden, Vice President Harris and the entire administration is officially on notice,” he said.
Despite Democrats being in control of Congress, Gibbs said he couldn’t stand by “while President Biden commits what I believe to be flagrant and deliberate violations of his oath of office.”
“We’re calling on the relevant committees, just like if you had a prosecutor’s office and you suspect there’s crimes, we want to start building a case, and there may be a case,” Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) told The Post.
“I think the eviction moratorium, the reauthorization of that is a convincing article,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) added.