Rep. Lauren Boebert announced on Tuesday that she intends to require every House member to state their position on President Joe Biden’s policies and alleged actions while in office.
On Twitter, the Colorado Republican wrote: “BREAKING: I am bringing my articles of impeachment against Joe Biden to the House Floor in a privileged motion, meaning that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable.”
According to Boebert, Biden continues to demonstrate negligence regarding the U.S. border, thereby failing to ensure the safety of Americans against the influx of lethal fentanyl and criminal activity. In addition, she has stated that the president has not failed to reduce the burden on the nation’s immigration system.
“Biden intentionally ceded command & control of our border to cartels. His dereliction of duty caused the deaths of over 900 Coloradans from fentanyl, enabled sex-trafficking, & allowed an invasion,” she wrote in a subsequent tweet. “I brought my articles of impeachment up via a privileged motion to force a vote.”
BREAKING: I am bringing my articles of impeachment against Joe Biden to the House Floor in a privileged motion, meaning that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 20, 2023
Fox News added: “The motion will require all House members to go on the record regarding the impeachment articles, according to the congresswoman.”
Boebert accused Biden of mishandling his “constitutional duty to secure our southern border” and said she would introduce impeachment articles if GOP leaders did not.
“Given the severity of the violation of Joe Biden’s constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of the president, United States to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, this is something that we must do with our majorities in the House of Representatives,” Boebert said. “This is our duty because Joe Biden has neglected the constitutional duty of the office of President of the United States.”
“I introduced the articles of impeachment in the last Congress and had fully intended to introduce them this Congress, but I was also giving some other committees and leadership the opportunity to lead on this,” Boebert continued.
“It’s about Joe Biden’s failure to secure the southern border,” she told Fox News.
“And I did this so at any time, if the committees and or leadership does not step up and actually do something about the president’s failure to secure our southern border and keep the country safe, then I will call my legislation my articles of impeachment for a privileged motion,” Boebert went on.
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The GOP lawmaker went on to explain how the privileged motion works, noting that there may not be an immediate vote as, under current House rules, Republican leaders have two days to decide how to move forward. CONTINUE READING…