Rep. Lauren Boebert announced on Tuesday she plans to force every member of the House to go on record where they stand regarding President Joe Biden’s policies and alleged actions while in office.
On Twitter, the Colorado Republican wrote: “BREAKING: I am bringing my articles of impeachment against Joe Biden to the House Floor in a privileged motion, meaning that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable.”
Boebert has argued that Biden continues to exhibit negligence concerning the U.S. border, thereby failing to ensure the safety of Americans against the influx of deadly fentanyl and criminal activities. Additionally, she has said that the president hasn’t been unsuccessful in alleviating the burden on the country’s immigration system.
“Biden intentionally ceded command & control of our border to cartels. His dereliction of duty caused the deaths of over 900 Coloradans from fentanyl, enabled sex-trafficking, & allowed an invasion,” she wrote in a subsequent tweet. “I brought my articles of impeachment up via a privileged motion to force a vote.”
“Given the severity of the violation of Joe Biden’s constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of the president, United States to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, this is something that we must do with our majorities in the House of Representatives,” Boebert said. “This is our duty because Joe Biden has neglected the constitutional duty of the office of President of the United States.”
“I introduced the articles of impeachment in the last Congress and had fully intended to introduce them this Congress, but I was also giving some other committees and leadership the opportunity to lead on this,” Boebert continued.
“It’s about Joe Biden’s failure to secure the southern border,” she told Fox News.
“And I did this so at any time, if the committees and or leadership does not step up and actually do something about the president’s failure to secure our southern border and keep the country safe, then I will call my legislation my articles of impeachment for a privileged motion,” Boebert went on.
The GOP lawmaker went on to explain how the privileged motion works, noting that there may not be an immediate vote as, under current House rules, Republican leaders have two days to decide how to move forward.
“Under Rule IX in the House, we can bring up certain pieces of legislation under a privileged motion. So I would go to the House floor and call up my articles of impeachment and read it in its entirety. And at that point, leadership has a maximum of two days to respond and see if it’s going to be sent to committee or a vote on the articles themselves,” she told the outlet.
During the current session of Congress, Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., has also introduced articles of impeachment against Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. His were introduced on June 12, with Boebert as a cosponsor.
Earlier, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., introduced articles of impeachment against Biden, as well as other Biden officials such as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves.