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US House Republicans file impeachment articles against Biden

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A file photo of US President Joe Biden (By Reuters)

A group of House Republicans file articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, citing him as “incapable of being commander in chief.”

The group of GOP representatives signed the impeachment resolution over Biden’s chaotic handling of the withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan and an underway controversial deportation of migrants from the US-Mexico border.

Ohio representative Bob Gibbs, who introduced the articles of impeachment said on Wednesday that the bid is “to get media attention” and that they ‘take this seriously.”

“He's not capable of being commander in chief, and that's obvious by the actions since Day One when he took the presidency back in January,” Gibbs said.

Gibbs, however, acknowledged that there were slim chances of impeachment while Democrats are in the majority.

“Obviously, it's not going to go anywhere with Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi.’ he said.

But the bid for impeachment, he said, “shows that there are some Republicans that think that this president needs to be impeached, he needs to be removed from office one way or another.”

The resolution included three articles, the first of which charges that Biden “violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President” with his handling of migration on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The second article cites "Biden's attempts to extend a federal eviction moratorium despite the Supreme Court's warning.”

The third and last article states that Biden “failed to act responsibly as Commander in Chief with regard to the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan.”

“Finally, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was not just a disaster. By pulling military personnel out before the evacuation of American civilians, President Biden shamefully left our own citizens in danger,” Gibbs wrote on his Facebook page.

Biden pulled out all US military forces from Afghanistan on August 31. The president, however, came under scrutiny for the way he ended the country’s longest war, which cost the US tax-payers $2.3 trillion in two decades.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of the so-called war on terror. While the invasion ended the Taliban’s rule in the country back then, it is now ended with the return of the group to power.

Biden, however, defended his administration’s handling of the hasty withdrawal and evacuation of US citizens, saying that he “was not going to extend this forever war, and I was not extending a forever exit.”

Biden’s Republican predecessor, Donald Trump had also called his handling of the withdrawal as a great embarrassment, saying ‘It looks like we fled” from Afghanistan.


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