Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announced a plan to force a floor vote on the proposed impeachment of President Joe Biden. The Colorado Republican is the latest of several House members who have called for the president’s impeachment since he took office.
Boebert introduced articles of impeachment against the president in a privileged motion. She wrote on Twitter that the motion would mean “that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable.”
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.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 20, 2023
The representative accused the president of one count of abuse of power and one of dereliction of duty. The bill has two cosponsors, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Elijah Crane (R-AZ).
In the impeachment articles, Boebert accuses the president of having “intentionally facilitated a complete and total invasion at the southern border.”
She cited the Biden administration’s end of a number of policies enacted by former President Donald Trump, including the Title 42 program.
She wrote that Biden “allowed illegal aliens to enter the United States as asylum seekers despite knowing they did not qualify for asylum.”
Boebert described the current situation as an “open-border agenda” to the “detriment of the American people.”
The impeachment resolution describes Biden’s conduct as “grossly incompatible with the rule of law and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
Boebert cited more than 1.5 million illegal aliens who have entered the United States since Biden took office in 2021.
She also stated that under the Biden administration, “illicit fentanyl has killed more than 100,000 American citizens.”
The Colorado Republican cited more than 9,000 pounds of fentanyl seized by border agents in fiscal year 2023.
Boebert’s articles of impeachment are one of several introduced by Republicans since Biden was sworn in. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) sponsored such a resolution on Biden’s first full day in office in 2021.
The resolution argued that the new president “endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government” and “interfered with the peaceful transition of power.”
It also called Biden a “threat to national security.”