Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia’s newly elected Republican, took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that she would be filing articles of impeachment against President-elect Joe Biden a day after the inauguration.
She said her motivation was to stand up for the 75 million Americans who “are fed up with inaction” in government.
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“It’s time to take a stand,” she said. “I am proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored.”
President Trump was impeached by the US House for a historic second time on Wednesday, charged with “inciting insurgency” over the deadly riot on Capitol Hill.
Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who have said he must be held accountable and worryingly warned of a “clear and present danger” if Congress were to leave him unchecked before Democrat Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
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The congresswoman did not specify what exact charge she will bring against Biden, but she tweeted the now famous panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations where Biden explained how he urged Ukrainian officials to fire Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor of the country in 2015, when he was vice president. Biden has denied any wrongdoing.
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Greene’s office and Biden’s transition team did not immediately respond to an after-hours Fox News email.
Greene’s gesture appears to be symbolic. Congress will be controlled by Democrats and she would need a simple majority of members to bring the charges to the Senate.
His announcement appears to be at odds with many in his own party who say Trump’s second impeachment has been unnecessarily divisive at a time when the country must start to come together.
Greene had defended her decision not to wear a mask when locked in a secure room with other House members during the Capitol riots and pushed back on Democrats who now blame her, as well as other GOP members without a mask, for their recent positive coronavirus tests.
She said she tested negative for COVID-19 on January 4 at the White House and did not believe healthy Americans should be forced to muzzle themselves with masks.
Fox News’ Marisa Schultz and Associated Press contributed to this report