A member of the U.S. House is asking the chamber to begin impeachment proceedings against President Joe Boden, citing failed border policies and Biden’s open defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a national ban on evictions.
“The rule of law, the separation of powers, and the limitations of executive authority are not just talking points conservatives and Republicans use on the campaign trail. When we see clear violations of the oath entrusted in elected officials, it is time to consider our constitutional duties,” said U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, an Ohio Republican, in a letter to his House colleagues.
The letter asks Republican members to begin consideration and debate on articles of impeachment against Biden.
“We cannot have a repeat of the DACA debacle, in which an unconstitutional order metastasized into acceptable administrative policy. The President is derelict in his duty, having repeatedly said he lacks the authority to extend the CDC’s eviction moratorium, then extending it anyway. His actions on the border represent a negligence in keeping America secure. We need to cut this off at the pass now and show we will not stand for clearly unconstitutional actions,” said Gibbs, referring to Biden’s continued implementation of a national ban on evictions from private rental properties, despite the Supreme Court ruling it was unconstitutional.
Gibbs says the House should also consider impeaching Biden over failed border policies.
“President Biden’s recent actions on the border represent a blatant dereliction of his constitutionally prescribed duties. Moreover, his shameless disregard for the limitations of his executive authority is a violation of his oath of office,” said Gibbs.
“Many of us were witness to the politically motivated impeachment proceedings of the previous four years. As conservatives and Republicans, I believe we understand impeachment is a serious constitutional mechanism, meant to be used only in the rarest and most grave circumstances. Sadly, we saw our Democrat colleagues debase it and use it as a talking point for electoral gain. We must strenuously avoid such trivial treatment of our duty,” said Gibbs.
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