For the second time this week, articles of impeachment were introduced against President Joe Biden.
On Tuesday, Republican Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado introduced the articles against the president, saying he mishandled his “constitutional duty to secure our southern border.”
In an interview she gave that day with Fox News Digital, the representative explained:
“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 is, in a way, firing a warning shot to Republican leadership in the House. She’s giving them a chance to act on their own, but is also saying that if they decide not to do anything about the White House’s inability to secure the country’s southern border, she’ll introduce legislation for Biden’s impeachment on her own using a privileged motion.
“It’s about Joe Biden’s failure to secure the southern border. 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.”
She explained that the House has what’s known as Rule IX, which allows members to call forward certain bills under a privileged motion. It would require her to go to the floor and read the articles of impeachment in their entirety.
Leadership in the House would then have two days maximum to respond, deciding whether the articles would be sent to a committee or whether a direct vote will be made on the impeachment articles by the entire House membership.
In addition to introducing these impeachment articles on Tuesday against Biden, Boebert also co-sponsored other impeachment articles that were introduced by Republican Representative Andy Ogles of Tennessee on Monday. Those articles were brought against both Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris.
Boebert also commented on those impeachment articles when she said:
“I support any article of impeachment that is filed that qualifies Joe Biden for impeachment under our Constitution. So, I’m happy to be a co-sponsor of Andy Ogles’ articles of impeachment.”
The GOP has a slight majority in the House of Representatives and would have the ability to pass articles of impeachment against Biden through as long as all members voted in favor of doing so.
Boebert is encouraging her fellow GOP members to do just that – to use its majority to its advantage to hit back at the Biden administration. She said:
“Given the severity of the violation of Joe Biden’s constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of the president 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.
“This is our duty because Joe Biden has neglected the constitutional duty of the office of president of the United States.