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 effort, 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 in the three articles he filed on Tuesday.
”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.
Gibbs claimed in the articles that Biden released thousands of migrants into the US without ordering them to appear in court for an immigration hearing on a specific date.
Biden also allowed migrants who tested positive for the coronavirus to enter the US, Gibbs said. He said Biden extended the eviction moratorium despite a ruling by the Supreme Court urging him to get congressional approval first.
“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.
Biden “abandoned” Americans in Afghanistan by his decision to withdraw the military first, “willfully putting their lives at risk,” the articles say.
The bungled pullout also left billions of dollars of US military equipment that the Taliban snatched up after the extremist group took control, the document says.
“President Biden has executed a withdrawal policy that leaves Afghanistan in the hands of a terror-supporting regime and weakens America’s ability to prosecute the Global War on Terror,” the articles say.
Gibbs filed the articles because he was prompted by Biden’s debacle 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.