When the GOP Regains Control of the Capitol, What Will Be Their First Move? Ask Marjorie Taylor Greene
What’s good for the goose…that’s the sentiment that is likely going to be carried into the Capitol after the midterm elections. Former President Trump faced an obsessive Democratic Party that worked to impeach him twice. The first round kept them occupied during the COVID-19 pandemic and the second round happened after he had already left office.
So will anybody be surprised if the GOP majority responds with the option of weaponized impeachment?
Mike Lillis, writing for The Hill, wrote a report this week that focuses on Republicans who are getting ready to move forward with a case against President Joe Biden. GOP leadership includes Reps. Bob Good (VA) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA). In fact, Greene has already filed four out of eight impeachment articles against the president.
Lillis explained that the articles “accuse Biden of committing ‘high crimes’ in his approach to a range of issues touching on border enforcement, the coronavirus pandemic and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afthghanistan.”
Lillis writes in his report:
At least eight resolutions to impeach Biden have been offered since he took office: Three related to his handling of the migrant surge at the southern border; three targeting his management of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year; one denouncing the eviction moratorium designed to help renters during the pandemic; and still another connected to the overseas business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden.
Those proposals will expire with the end of this Congress. But some of the sponsors are already vowing to revisit them quickly next year. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), the lead sponsor of four of the impeachment resolutions, is among them.
“She believes Joe Biden should have been impeached as soon as he was sworn in, so of course she wants it to happen as soon as possible,” Nick Dyer, a Greene spokesman, said Monday in an email.