In a move that is now becoming commonplace and points to the dysfunction and broken-ness of the U.S. government, a group of lawmakers – led this time by Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs – filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden on Sept 21.
Democrats tried twice to impeach President Donald Trump and failed. Once extremely rare and drastic, the gesture is becoming a rote ritual of partisanship, and even Gibbs admitted as much, saying that impeachment proceedings would be virtually impossible to get off the ground in the Democrat-dominated House and that the articles were merely “a shot across the bow” intended to warn the administration.
And change their direction? Not likely.
Gibbs said the president has broken his oath of office three times, according to DailyMail.com: the illegal-immigration crisis at the southern border, which magically becomes a crisis every time Democrats are running the country; a COVID-based moratorium on evictions that cripples those who own and rent out property for a living; and the bungled, catastrophic military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Co-sponsoring the so-called impeachment effort were Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Brian Babin of Texas and Randy Weber of Texas.
Gibbs stated that Biden’s “willful negligence of the border crisis is a failure to maintain and defend American sovereignty. Biden’s attempts to extend a federal eviction moratorium despite the Supreme Court’s warning and his own admission that he has no power to do so is a blatant and intentional action that violates the separation of powers.”
Gibbs went on: “Finally, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was not just a disaster. By pulling military personnel out before the evacuation of American civilians, President Biden shamefully left our own citizens in danger.”
He added that the sweeping COVID vaccine order Biden introduced earlier this month could be added as an additional article.