(RepublicanJournal.org) – Conservative Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) assumed office for the first time in January 2023, quickly becoming a member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee. On June 12, Ogles unveiled a House Resolution containing articles of impeachment for President Joe Biden and another introducing impeachment articles for Vice President Kamala Harris.
In his resolution, Ogles charged Harris with “extraordinary incompetence” in executing her duties and indifference to the suffering her failures have caused Americans. He cited her refusal to visit the southern border despite her tenure as “Border Czar.” The Tennessee representative and Freedom Caucus member said the vice president posed an ongoing national threat to the US as long as she remained in office.
Regarding the resolution for Biden, Ogles cited the following allegations:
- Under his direction, Biden and executive branch departments have withheld information and documentation from Congress, violating the president’s pledge to maintain transparency.
- Biden family members and business associates created a series of limited liability shell companies, seemingly to obscure financial transactions during and after the period when Biden served as vice president under former President Barack Obama.
- As then-vice president, Biden exerted influence on the former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko by threatening to withhold funding. He asked Poroshenko to abandon an investigation into Burisma Holdings, which employed his son, Hunter.
- Biden’s Department of Justice and FBI withheld subpoenaed documents from Congressional committees, including a form FD-1023 referring to information supplied by a confidential human source regarding an influence-peddling scheme involving Biden.
- Biden failed to uphold his oath of office to protect US sovereignty because he has “directly facilitated the ongoing southern border crisis.”
The House referred Ogles’ resolutions to the House Judiciary Committee. The chamber can vote to impeach the president and refer charges to the Senate with a simple majority vote, but Congressional observers indicate only a minority favor impeachment, according to media sources.
On Tuesday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) added to the fray by submitting her own House Resolution calling for Biden’s impeachment on the grounds of abuse of power and dereliction of duty. As it did the day before, the House referred the resolution to the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has previously introduced similar resolutions without success.
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