Newly-elected Georgia Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene officially filed for impeachment in the House of Representatives on Thursday, the first full day in office of President Joe Biden.
Greene introduced the articles regarding alleged corruption by Biden and its dealings with the Ukrainian government. The articles allege abuse of Biden's power as he did during his tenure as Vice President.
There are also allegations of abuse of power over Biden's son Hunter and his dealings with Ukraine.
My explanation of impeachment proceedings against President @JoeBiden: pic.twitter.com/1mq7QRBbTX
– Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 21, 2021
Greene stated, “President Joe Biden is unable to take office as President. His pattern of abuse of power as Vice President of President Obama is long and worrying. "
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Arguments for impeachment
Greene posted a press release on her convention website that contains the full scope of the articles. In her reference to accepting "various benefits," she states that Biden and his son allegedly received financial compensation.
The impeachment articles also allege that Biden pushed for the dismissal of Ukraine's chief prosecutor in order to aid his son. Other countries in the west also called for the resignation of Mykola Zlochevsky at this time.
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In the Senate, Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security Committee issued a report stating that Hunter Biden's appointment to the board of directors of the Ukrainian company Burisma may have been a conflict of interest.
I spoke wrongly about the amount of money that the then Vice-President @JoeBiden threatened to withhold from Ukraine.
Here are his own words:
"You don't get the billion dollars. I said you don't get the billion."
"If the prosecutor isn't fired, you won't get the money." pic.twitter.com/xikZCirMlZ
– Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 17, 2021
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Democrats are pushing for impeachment proceedings against Trump
House spokeswoman Nancy Peosi (D-CA) announced on Friday that she would send the articles of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated, “Make no mistake, there will be a full trial. There will be a fair trial. "
The impeachment article for inciting Donald Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, January 25th. Https://t.co/FSOWGACfgZ
– Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 22, 2021
I spoke to @SpeakerPelosi. The impeachment proceedings will be delivered to the Senate on Monday.
Make no mistake: there will be a full trial version. There will be a fair trial.
– Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2021
President Trump has hired attorney Butch Bowers for his impeachment trial against the Senate. Bowers comes as a recommendation from South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.
In a report by The Hill, there are currently only five or six Republican senators likely to be convicted. A two-thirds majority is required for a Senate conviction, which means that at least 17 Republican votes would have to be cast.
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There was speculation about whether or not Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would vote in favor of President Trump's condemnation.
A recent Fox News article claimed that McConnell was "pleased" that the Democrats had launched the latest round of impeachment articles. Another source cited in the Daily Mail said McConnell would "consider a yes vote" to "cleanse" Trump of the GOP.
At least one Republican senator said, should McConnell vote for a conviction, "I don't know if he can stay as a leader." Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said voting against Trump was a "big mistake" and would "destroy" the Republican Party.
. @ RandPaul: A third of Republicans will quit the party if GOP Senators condemn Trump. Https://t.co/V0EElzzRKw
– Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 16, 2021
Polls also show that Donald Trump still enjoys strong Republican support.
The results of an Axios-Ipsos poll show that most Republicans across the country disagree that Trump was responsible for the unrest in Washington, that he had the right to question the election results, and that he was in the year Would vote for him again in 2024.
According to a new poll by Axios-Ipsos, Republicans in the US side with President Trump on the side of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. https://t.co/jqkhRlfE6O pic.twitter.com/CgnV3xLttp
– Axios (@axios) January 14, 2021
If the Republicans condemn Donald Trump in the Senate, the possibility of a permanently fragmented Republican Party is very real.