Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has called for President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland to be impeached by the GOP-led House. The fiery Georgia Republican said that Garland should be impeached along with Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
She knocked the AG in a recent tweet over his “refusal to prosecute Joe and Hunter Biden while persecuting President Trump and many conservatives is grounds for impeachment,” adding, “It’s absolutely unacceptable to allow these criminals to maintain power.”
In another post, she noted that she moved to impeach Biden not long after he took office.
“I filed Articles of Impeachment on Joe Biden’s first full day in office,” she wrote. “We already knew many of the crimes he committed then, but now we know so much more in just 6 months of a Republican-led House thanks to the important investigative work being done on @GOPOversight.”
However, House GOP leadership does not appear interested in making the move.
“House Republicans have introduced multiple impeachment resolutions against President Joe Biden, focused largely on what they call lax enforcement of the U.S. border with Mexico. Other House impeachment efforts target Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the border issue and over investigations, or lack thereof, regarding bad boy presidential son Hunter Biden,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“But just because a batch of high-profile House Republicans are pushing to oust Biden and members of his team from office doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. House Republican leaders have many considerations on the impeachment front. Starting, of course, with whether evidence exists to warrant a removal attempt. Then there’s the potential political blowback should the narrow House majority move ahead, considering impeachment efforts are virtually guaranteed to fail in the Senate, where there’s nowhere near a two-thirds majority willing to convict,” the outlet added.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other members of the House leadership team have been noncommittal about impeachment proceedings.
As the 2024 election looms, Americans have serious concerns about Biden as his net approval rating fell by more than four points during the first half of 2023.
According to a survey conducted by Echelon Insights, an astonishing one-third of respondents expressed their intention to back a different candidate in a Democratic primary leading up to the 2024 election, rather than supporting Biden.
The survey found that 60 percent said they would “definitely” or “probably” back Biden in a Democratic presidential primary if the vote took place today, while another 33 percent they would choose to support a different Democrat, and 7 percent said they were undecided.
“In the same poll, Biden receives more support when the names of two Democratic primary challengers—environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and self-help author Marianne Williamson—are included in a question about who voters would back in a Democratic presidential primary,” Newsweek reported.
Similar findings have been observed in other recent polls, indicating that the Biden administration’s performance has been concerning to the extent that a portion of Democrats are desirous of an alternative candidate for 2024 as Biden falters physically and mentally.
“In April, Biden formally announced he is seeking a second term in the White House, with polling showing he is the firm frontrunner to be the Democrats’ 2024 presidential candidate, potentially setting up a rematch against Donald Trump. Thus Biden’s popularity is likely to play a key role in determining who serves as president from January 2025 onwards,” the outlet noted further.
According to a different survey, Vice President Kamala Harris has a significantly low approval rating, while Biden’s job approval is flat as well.
“President Biden’s disapproval rating has ticked up to include a slim majority of voters, according to a poll. In an Emerson College poll released Thursday, 51 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Biden’s performance as president, up 2 percentage points from April. Just 41 percent of voters approved of Biden’s job as president, which is consistent with the April poll,” The Hill reported.
“Biden has been fundraising for his reelection campaign in California as part of a travel blitz to raise money ahead of his first 2024 campaign finance report in July. The poll also found that 73 percent of Democratic primary voters would vote for Biden, which is much higher compared to his Democratic primary challengers. Only 15 percent of voters said they would vote for Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and 3 percent would vote for Marianne Williamson,” the outlet added.
Other similar surveys have produced similarly dismal results for the president and his running mate. A Yahoo News/YouGov poll earlier this month found that a majority of registered voters believe Biden is “too old for another term” in office. Almost seven out of 10 voters (68%) admitted that the 80-year-old president’s age is a problem for them.