A group of Republican lawmakers led by Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs want President Joe Biden out of office and filed articles of impeachment against him on Tuesday.
Gibbs claims the president violated his oath of office on three points, according to text obtained by Daily Mail: the southern border crisis, the evictions moratorium and Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Brian Babin of Texas and Randy Weber of Texas are co-sponsors on the effort.
“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. “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.”
He 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 the crisis in Afghanistan pushed him to file articles of impeachment. “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,” he said. He added that the sweeping COVID vaccine order Biden introduced earlier this month could later be added as an additional article.
The Ohio Republican acknowledged that impeachment proceedings would be virtually impossible to get off the ground in the Democrat-controlled House and said it was ‘a shot across the bow’ intended to warn the administration.