Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia (AKA Qanon wackjob) said on Wednesday that she expects to file impeachment articles against President-elect Joe Biden shortly after he is inaugurated.
She said, “On behalf of the American people, I would like to declare that we have to ensure that our leaders are kept accountable. We can not have a U.S. president who is willing to misuse the power of the presidential office.”
Greene brought up the recent violent protests in the U.S. when pressed about how filing the articles of impeachment would work. “I can’t imagine people in this country being so fearful of a future of a Biden presidency that they may be willing to commit violence like they did at the Capitol.”I can’t imagine that people in this country are so afraid of a Biden presidency’s future that they may be willing to commit violence like they did at the Capitol.
“I do not condone that violence. The American people need hope, they need to know that there are Republicans in Congress that are willing to stand up and fight for them regardless of being a minority, regardless of having all odds against us, against me.”
Although it is uncertain what charges Greene wants to use against Biden in the articles of impeachment, Greene claimed that “Joe Biden is on record, on the phone, saying that he will withhold a billion dollars of foreign aid if he didn’t get his way with these deals with his son.”
A fact-check from USA Today notes that this argument is false, despite Greene’s remarks, and instead, the then vice president leveraged foreign aid to convince Ukraine to “to oust its top prosecutor as part of anti-corruption efforts endorsed by other international players that were unrelated to his son.”
“Just a day after the House voted in favor of impeaching Trump for the second time for “incitement of rebellion,” Greene’s remarks on seeking to impeach the president-elect, when many blamed his rhetoric for the Capitol disturbances.
On Thursday morning, when appearing on Newsmax’s National Report, Greene spoke about her plan to file impeachment articles again and said that she had.
“The Republican Party needs to change things up. The silent majority in this nation is fed up with being the target and not having representatives, not having people in Congress stand up for them,” she said, adding that the Democrats‘ “plan is to tear this country down with socialism.”
She also talked about Trump’s impeachment during her appearance on the National Report, criticising Democrats again, saying that “they have no intention of creating unity, they have no intention of healing, they only have full scale plans to make everyone lay down, sit down and shut up and just go along with whatever they want to do, which is censorship.”
Following the House vote in favor of impeaching Trump, the trial will move to the Senate, where 17 Republican senators will need to vote to meet the two-thirds majority needed to convict.