Complete Story


Boebert Introduces Long-shot Resolution to Impeach President Biden

It’s unclear whether the uncommon motion would be successful

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has introduced a privileged resolution to impeach President Joe Biden, citing a "dereliction of duty" and "abuse of power" over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border.

By introducing the articles of impeachment under a privileged resolution, Boebert has superseded House Republican leadership's ability to control what comes to the House floor. By bypassing the usual process for bringing legislation to a full House vote, Boebert's action would force lawmakers to vote on the measure in the next two days. But House Democrats announced Tuesday they will move to table the resolution, which would effectively prevent the House from considering a vote on final passage that would impeach Biden.

In a GOP conference meeting Wednesday morning, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and other members of the leadership team argued Republicans needed to build a more concrete case against Biden and let voters see the evidence, while noting Boebert's impeachment resolution would be dead on arrival in the Senate, according to two people familiar with the meeting who spoke on the condition of anonymity to detail internal conversations.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post.

Printer-Friendly Version