President Joe Biden has faced bipartisan criticism and even some calls for his resignation in the wake of a botched U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
At least one congressional Republican, however, is taking steps to potentially force him out of office if necessary.
“His failure as a president is unspeakable”
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced on Monday that she intends to file articles of impeachment against the president in response to his perceived failures in office.
According to Newsweek, Greene revealed her plan during an appearance on the War Room Pandemic podcast with host — and one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump — Steve Bannon.
“I have my team right now working on articles of impeachment,” she confirmed.
This would be the second such attempt Greene has made since Biden took office earlier this year, though she said subsequent actions by the president have made her latest action necessary.
“Because I’m so disgusted with Joe Biden,” she told Bannon, according to Newsweek. “You know I’ve already filed one set of articles of impeachment. But his failure as a president is unspeakable.”
“I believe in firing people when they’re corrupt”
Her revelation on Monday left many Americans wondering when the document would be drafted and submitted. According to Newsmax, Greene revealed on Thursday that she intended to formally introduce the articles of impeachment the following day.
During an appearance at an “America First” rally in Iowa alongside Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Greene said: “Yes I do have articles of impeachment drawn up to submit tomorrow. Because I believe in firing people when they’re corrupt and they do a bad job. And Joe Biden is failing America and he needs to be impeached.”
Many in the crowd reportedly responded to her announcement with cheering and applause.
Greene’s first attempt to impeach Biden hinged on corruption allegations involving his son, Hunter, and questionable international business deals. Those articles were submitted on the president’s second day in office.
Of course, the Democratic Party’s slim majority on Capitol Hill likely means Greene’s latest effort is unlikely to gain immediate traction. Nevertheless, the devolving situation in Afghanistan has led even some Biden allies to turn on him in recent days, so impeachment could feasibly become more popular across the political spectrum.