The latest articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden were filed on Capitol Hill this week.
According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced his effort to oust the president with a comprehensive set of perceived impeachable offenses.
“Violated his constitutional oath”
He was joined on Tuesday by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Brian Babin (R-TX), and Randy Weber (R-TX).
Gibbs cited three complaints in his articles, the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the unilateral extension of a federal eviction moratorium, and the ongoing southern border crisis.
The article related to immigration asserts that Biden “violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office” by moving to end the so-called Remain in Mexico policy, stopping construction on the border wall, and releasing undocumented immigrants into communities throughout the United States.
As for the eviction moratorium, Gibbs argued that the Constitution’s separation of powers should have prevented the president from extending the reprieve “with no legislative directive from the U.S. Congress” and “despite the clear warning from the U.S. Supreme Court” that such a move would likely not pass constitutional muster.
Finally, an article citing the Afghanistan withdrawal alleged that the president “failed to act responsibly,” particularly in removing U.S. service members from the war-torn nation before American citizens had been evacuated.
“Not capable of being commander in chief”
In remarks to the Examiner, Gibbs affirmed that he is taking the process “seriously” and is not merely seeking attention with his impeachment effort.
The lawmaker declared that it “is really scary” to see the “damage” Biden has been able to inflict on America thus far in his presidency.
“He’s not capable of being commander in chief, and that’s obvious by the actions since Day One when he took the presidency back in January,” Gibbs concluded.
Given the Democratic Party’s slim majority in Congress, he acknowledged that any push to remove the president is unlikely to gain traction, but he expressed hope that “maybe something like this makes the White House think twice before they do some of this nonsense.”
Other impeachment articles filed in recent months by House Republicans have not attracted widespread GOP support. It remains to be seen if Gibbs will be able to rally Republicans behind his measures.