Wednesday, newly-elected Republican Congresswomen Marjorie Taylor Greene vowed to file articles of impeachment the day after President-Elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
Greene’s announcement came hours after Congress voted to impeach President Trump for the second time in the last thirteen months. Representative Greene cites Joe Biden’s shady Chinese business deals as her reasoning for filing the articles of impeachment.
In an interview with Newsmax, Representative Greene explained her stance:
“We cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies. So on January 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden.”
Obviously, with a Democratic House majority, President-Elect Biden will not be impeached. However, Representative Greene’s intentions are well-founded.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has attempted to impeach President Trump twice since late 2019, which is equal to the number of times presidents have been impeached in United States history.
Because of Speaker Pelosi’s dangerous precedent, impeachment could become a commonly-used political tool whenever the opposing party holds the House of Representatives. Representative Greene is simply pointing out that articles of impeachment should not be used hastily, nor as a political weapon.