No House Impeachment Vote Against Biden? MGT To Withhold Government Funding Vote

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has brushed off criticism from the White House after saying she will vote against funding the government if the House does not hold an impeachment vote against President Joe Biden.

“The White House is attacking me for demanding an impeachment inquiry before I’ll vote to fund one penny to our failing $32 trillion in debt government,” Greene wrote on September 2 in a lengthy thread on X.

“We have the evidence they have desperately been trying to hide. Should we inquire? Dare we investigate further?” she stated. “The answer is yes, but the White House is outraged at my audacity to demand it.”

During a town hall meeting on Thursday, the congresswoman announced to her constituents that in addition to the impeachment investigation, she required that no additional money be allocated for the war in Ukraine, that no new mask or vaccine funding be implemented for COVID-19, and that no weaponized agencies be funded under the Biden administration.

Greene said she would not vote for money to go toward Jack Smith’s special counsel, David Weiss, who protects Hunter Biden as his special counsel, must be fired, and the FBI must be reined in.

On Friday, White House spokesman Andrew Bates responded to Greene’s requests by calling her a hardcore fringe Republican who puts empty impeachment stunts above all else.

According to Bates, a government shutdown would be the worst possible outcome for the American people because it would harm the economy, reduce disaster readiness, and require the military to work without a promise of pay.

Greene has been critical of the Biden administration’s economic policies and responses to the fentanyl epidemic.

She claimed that the highest inflation in 40 years can be traced back to Bidenomics, plunging retirees into poverty and destroying their faith in a brighter future for their grandchildren. 

“Chinese fentanyl killing Americans and child sex trafficking is your legacy,” Greene said.

In mid-August, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared that, since the commencement of Operation Lone Star in 2021, law enforcement in the state had confiscated over 426 million lethal doses of fentanyl.

The fentanyl brought into the United States is made in Mexico, using the precursor substances purchased from China. Between 18 and 45, fentanyl has become the most significant cause of death in the United States.

In a Fox News interview on August 27, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested that opening an impeachment investigation into President Biden was an appropriate next step. 

He added that the prospect of impeachment of President Joe Biden was causing great alarm among many Democrats.

“I’ve had Democrats tell me they’re very concerned because they back this president based upon what he told America. And with each turn, we find that is untrue,” he said.

McCarthy, however, claimed that an impeachment probe was necessary to provide Congress, Republicans, and Democrats the authority to obtain the answers the American people deserved.

On September 1, he said that a formal vote on the House floor was required before the investigation could begin. 

On Friday, McCarthy stated that opening an impeachment inquiry is serious. Therefore, an impeachment inquiry would be initiated by a vote of the People’s House rather than the unilateral proclamation of any one individual.

Some Republican House lawmakers have introduced impeachment resolutions against President Biden, including Ms. Greene, who introduced H.Res.420 in May.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) filed her impeachment resolution H.Res.503 in June. Days later, House Republicans staved off a direct vote on the resolution and sent it to the Judiciary and Homeland Security committees for further review.

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) filed his own impeachment resolution in August, accusing President Biden of high crimes and misdemeanors.