A newly elected Republican member of Congress has filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden on his first full day in office.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) announced the stunt last week, and followed through on her promise Thursday, Jan. 21, a day after Biden’s inauguration. The Trump loyalist and QAnon conspiracy theorist accused Biden of “abuse of power” while serving as vice president under President Barack Obama.
Greene claimed, without providing evidence, that Biden threatened to withhold a loan to Ukraine while then-prosecutor general Viktor Shokin was investigating the founder of Burisma Holdings. Biden’s son Hunter Biden served as a member of the Ukraine gas company’s board from 2014 to 2019. Greene also accused the former VP of allowing the younger Biden “to siphon off cash from America’s greatest enemies Russia and China.”
“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the Presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s Vice President is lengthy and disturbing,” Greene said in a statement. “President Biden residing in the White House is a threat to national security and he must be immediately impeached.”
The Daily Beast reports Greene previously repeated false claims the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings were “staged.” In a 2018 Facebook post, she also agreed with a comment that claimed the 9/11 terrorist attack was perpetrated by the U.S. government: “That is all true,” she wrote.