Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) of Colorado, the second Republican to do so this week, filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden on Tuesday.
Rep. Andy Ogles of Tennessee, a Republican, filed articles of impeachment against Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday. Boebert co-sponsored these articles.
“I support any article of impeachment that is filed that qualifies Joe Biden for impeachment under our Constitution,” Boebert told Fox News on Tuesday. “So I’m happy to be a co-sponsor of Andy Ogles articles of impeachment.”
In May, Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene submitted her own articles of impeachment against Vice President Joe Biden.
The focus of Boebert’s essays was the enormous illicit immigration permitted by the Biden administration.
“It’s about Joe Biden’s failure to secure the southern border,” the congresswoman told Fox News.
“Given the severity of the violation of Joe Biden’s constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of the president, United States 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,” she said. “This is our duty because Joe Biden has neglected the constitutional duty of the office of president of the United States.”
Boebert stated that she desires impeachment action from the GOP-controlled House.
“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.” If the House leadership does not act, Boebert said she will.
“[I]f 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,” the congresswoman said.
According to House regulations, she might “go to the House floor and call up my articles of impeachment and read it in its entirety. And at that point, leadership has a maximum of two days to respond and see if it’s going to be sent to committee or a vote on the articles themselves.”
Joe Biden has totally failed at his Constitutional duty to secure our Southern Border.
For that reason, I have just introduced articles of impeachment to remove him from office.https://t.co/SlgmIkI4Cj
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 13, 2023
Boebert asserted in a news release published on her website that more than 5,3 million illegal immigrants crossed the border under Biden’s supervision, with at least 1.5 million evading the Border Patrol.
“To preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, it is imperative that the House of Representatives impeach Joe Biden and hold him accountable for his egregious violations of his oath of office,” the release said.
Further, the release said, “Biden’s administration has released more than 2 million illegal aliens into the interior of the United States without any enforcement mechanism to ensure that they appear in immigration court to face asylum or deportation proceedings.”
According to the press release, the lax border has “allowed over 39,900 pounds of fentanyl to be encountered at the southern border. That is enough fentanyl to kill every American 27 times.”
The impeachment resolution’s language is as follows:“Using the powers of his high office, President Biden has knowingly presided over an executive branch that has continuously, overtly, and consistently violated Federal immigration law by pursuing an aggressive, open-borders agenda by purposefully and knowingly releasing more than 2,000,000 illegal aliens into the interior of the United States without the intention or ability to ensure that they appear in immigration court to face asylum or deportation proceedings.”
“Neglecting the powers of his high office, President Biden has abandoned his duties to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed and upheld,” the resolution says, adding, “Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has abused the powers of the office of the President of the United States.”
“President Biden has intentionally facilitated a complete and total invasion at the southern border,” it says.
In the proposal by Boebert, it was stated that Biden’s “negligence of duty has resulted in the surrender of operational control of the border to the complete and total control of foreign, criminal cartels — putting the lives of American citizens in jeopardy.”