On Thursday, the House voted to enact articles of impeachment against United States President Joe Biden and send them to the Homeland Security Committee and Judiciary Committees to bring a privilege motion to the floor that would allow members to vote on whether to impeach President Biden.
The House vote, 219-208, came after Republican Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert introduced a privileged resolution this week to seek an impeachment vote. The resolution states that Biden has violated federal immigration laws and failed to protect the country’s southern border.
To avoid a vote of impeachment directly, the House Rules Committee decided to refer Boebert’s measure to the committees. The measure accused Biden of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ over his mishandling of the United States border with Mexico.
In a statement on Twitter, Boebert said,” Today, I initiated historic impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden for his unconstitutional dereliction of duty at the southern border. For the first time in 24 years, House Republicans united to protect the separation of powers and start a formal impeachment inquiry.”
Although some Republicans opposed a vote on impeachment for the way that bypassed committees, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an agreement with Boebert to allow the resolution to move to the committees.
As per some sources, upon receiving the president’s impeachment resolution, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Greed asserted that his committee would inquire into the actual actions of the president.
As Biden’s impeachment resolution is under scrutiny by the committee, several Democrats criticized Republicans for their attempt to impeach the president.
Democrat Massachusetts’s Representative Jim McGovern said, “Nothing about this is serious, not the process, not the intentions of the resolution’s sponsor, not the impeachment case, not a single damn thing.”
President Biden may be prosecuted for his alleged charges if he gets impeached.
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