Over the years, America has witnessed the impeachment of two presidents, a Republican and a Democrat. Both presidents were acquitted by the Senate on almost completely party line votes and were allowed to remain in office.
They are currently making the case that handing them majorities in the House and Senate would allow them to provide a check against the Biden administration. They stated that Democratic leadership in both chambers of Congress has failed to hold Biden’s administration accountable.
An article released by the Republicans stated that Biden’s son Hunter accepted a position on the board of Ukrainan energy company Burisma while his father was vice president. Though the arrangement was legal, Hunter admitted it showed poor judgement by potentially setting up a conflict of interest regarding U.S. foreign policy towards Ukraine. As vice president, Joe Biden threatened to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine unless the country fired its corrupt top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin.
The resolution alleges Shokin was investigating Burisma at the time and that Biden’s threat was intended to benefit the company that his son worked for.
However, the Republicans also said that Joe Biden is not fit to hold the office of the presidency because of his own pattern of abuse of power when he was the vice president under the administration of Barack Obama. Rep. Greene sees it as “lengthy and disturbing”.
The bill still awaits a potential vote in the House Judiciary Committee, But even if Biden gets impeached in the House, he’s unlikely to be forced out by a Senate, while two-thirds of the chamber would need to support his removal.