Ann Turner
August 13, 2023

GOP Rep. officially launches impeachment push against Biden

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) just launched a serious impeachment effort against President Joe Biden for alleged "high crimes."

Steube has taken a bold step by introducing articles of impeachment against Biden. This move comes amidst growing concerns and allegations surrounding the president's involvement in his son Hunter Biden's business dealings, Fox News reported on Sunday.

Steube's rationale for impeachment

Rep. Steube believes that the time for action is now. He has expressed concerns about Biden's integrity and feels that the president has undermined the sanctity of his office. Steube's decision to file these articles stems from allegations that Biden was involved in shielding his son from legal consequences.

Steube's statement was clear and direct. He said, "It’s long past time to impeach Joe Biden. He has undermined the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the presidency, betrayed his trust as President, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of America’s citizens."

The Florida representative has filed four distinct articles, each alleging high crimes and misdemeanors by President Biden.

Details of the allegations

The first article accuses Biden of abusing his power. It alleges that he accepted bribes, committed extortion, and was involved in fraudulent activities related to his official position. These charges are linked to the Biden family's business dealings, especially those involving Hunter and James Biden, the president's brother.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer recently released another in a series of evidentiary memos. The latest memo suggests that foreign payments to the Biden family exceeded $20 million. However, Democrats argue that there's no evidence indicating President Biden's direct involvement or misconduct.

Steube's second article focuses on obstruction of justice. It cites whistleblower testimonies from the IRS, claiming that Biden's campaign colluded with Justice Department officials. The aim was allegedly to interfere with investigations into tax crimes purportedly committed by Hunter Biden.

Further charges against Biden

The third and fourth articles present more serious allegations. They accuse President Biden of fraud and of funding Hunter Biden's illegal activities, including drug use and liaisons with prostitutes.

Steube emphasized the gravity of these allegations, stating, "The evidence continues to mount by the day – the Biden Crime Family has personally profited off Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats, and fraud. Joe Biden must not be allowed to continue to sit in the White House, selling out our country."

Additionally, Steube has introduced legislation related to the Secret Service. This legislation demands a report on the illicit use of controlled substances within the White House. This move follows the Secret Service's recent closure of an investigation into cocaine found at the White House, without identifying any suspects.

White House's response

The White House has been dismissive of these allegations. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre commented on the Republican attempts to impeach President Biden. She stated, "We’re not going to get into what House Republicans want to do or may not do — hypotheticals. That’s on them. That’s for them to speak to. What I can speak to is exactly what we’re doing today."

She further added, "The economic data is so much better than economists had expected. And so, that’s because of the work that this President has done. That’s going to be our focus. Our focus is going to be on what we can do to make Americans’ lives a little bit better, giving them that extra breathing room."

It's worth noting that Steube's impeachment articles precede at least four GOP-led committee investigations. These investigations are exploring potential avenues to impeach Biden or his top officials.

Conclusion and public sentiment

These events have stirred significant public interest and debate. The allegations against President Biden are serious, and the implications could be far-reaching. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how it will impact the Biden administration and the political landscape of the United States.

  • Rep. Steube has introduced articles of impeachment against President Biden.
  • The allegations revolve around Biden's involvement in his son's business dealings.
  • There are four distinct articles, each alleging high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • The White House has dismissed these allegations and remains focused on its agenda.
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