Newly-elected Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Wednesday that she plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President-elect Joe Biden on January 21.
“I would like to announce on behalf of the American people, we have to make sure that our leaders are held accountable,” Greene told Newsmax TV anchor Greg Kelly. “We cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies. So on January 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden.”
Kelly pointed to Greene’s minority-party status to ask whether the move was “symbolic” or something Republicans could really pull off.
“Well, like I said I’m a big believer in having people in office who are actually willing to do the job, and I can’t imagine people in this country being so fearful of a future of a Biden presidency that they may be willing to commit violence like they did in the Capitol here in Washington D.C.,” said the freshman Georgia lawmaker. “We cannot have that. I do not condone that violence.”
“The American people need hope,” she continued. “They need to know there are Republicans in Congress that are willing to stand up and fight for them regardless of being in the minority, regardless of having all odds against us, against me or against anyone in Congress.”
Greene went on to recite past Biden controversies including the ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“This is a dangerous threat to our country when we have a man that will be holding the power of the presidency will so easily and is on record for abusing power,” she said. (RELATED: Jake Tapper Calls Out Double-Amputee Veteran Congressman, Questions His ‘Commitment To Democracy In America’)
The House of Representatives voted 232-197 Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on the article of “incitement of insurrection.”
“If they want to lower the bar on what impeachment is, then yes, let’s roll with it,” Greene said. “Americans want this to happen. Americans are sick and tired and fed up.”
Greene has openly endorsed numerous conspiracy theories regarding QAnon and 9/11 in several videos from 2018 and 2019 before distancing herself from those views in 2020 while running for Congress, according to previous reporting.