Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for what he describes as “criminal activity and political weaponization.”
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have refused to protect and defend the Constitution,” he wrote on social media.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have refused to protect and defend the Constitution.
They have mired their office in criminal activity and political weaponization.
It is time their corruption be brought to task with the full force of the law.https://t.co/xqro2eTKFT
— Rep. Andy Ogles (@RepOgles) June 12, 2023
“It is time their corruption be brought to task with the full force of the law,” the representative said.
The impeachment articles state that Biden failed to uphold his inaugural oath “to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States.”
“Joseph Robinette Biden has weaponized the Executive Office of the President and his years of service in the White House, to include his service as Vice President, to shield the business and influence peddling schemes of his family from congressional oversight and public accountability,” it reads.
Specifically, Ogles accused the president of failing to comply with “numerous congressional requests for information and documentation” and related to a number of allegations that the Biden family accepted millions from foreign sources.
According to the impeachment text, Biden’s family members and associates created a number of companies that received millions from foreign companies, including from China and Ukraine.
Ogles’ resolution referenced a promise by then-Vice President Biden to withhold $1 billion in loan assistance to Ukraine unless Viktor Shokin, a prosecutor, was fired.
Shokin was investigating Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which placed Biden’s son Hunter on its board with a large monthly payment.
Furthermore, the administration was accused of withholding information regarding an FBI document that allegedly outlines $10 million in bribes to the Biden family.
The resolution accuses the president of acting “in a manner contrary to the public trust and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
A separate set of impeachment articles accuse the vice president of “extraordinary incompetence.”
This is not the first introduction of articles of impeachment against the president. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) introduced separate articles related to the Biden administration’s 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan and what she described as an open southern border.