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Why Lauren Boebert Is Trying to Impeach Biden (Again)

Lauren Boebert
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And why it's not going to work. Again.

Republican Lauren Boebert introduced articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives Tuesday against President Joe Biden, forcing a vote from the chamber within the next several days.

Boebert, a staunch conservative from Colorado, said that the articles focus on the President's handling of immigration at the southern United States border.

"President Biden's negligence of duty has resulted in the surrender of operational control of the border to the complete and total control of foreign criminal cartels putting the lives of American citizens in jeopardy," Boebert said on the House floor.

Boebert added that she brought the "articles of impeachment against Joe Biden to the House Floor in a privileged motion, meaning that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable."

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, has not yet commented on the ordeal, but House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark of Massachusetts said in an email to her constituents obtained by NBC that the House "is expected to take a procedure vote on the motion to table the resolution when it is offered this week," which would thwart Boebert's efforts indefinitely.

Boebert's six-page impeachment resolution Biden leads an administration "that has continuously, overtly, and consistently violated Federal immigration law by pursuing an aggressive, open-borders agenda." Data shows that immigration rates have actually declined under Biden.

Boebert unsuccessfully attempted to impeach Biden previously in 2021 after he withdrew troops from Afghanistan. She herself has been arrested multiple times, once in 2015 for an altercation with police, and twice afterwards when she failed to appear in court to face the charges.

Following her second impeachment attempt, even Boebert's Republican colleagues seem tired by her antics, as Democratic Rep. Maxwell Frost of Florida noted in a Tweet: "I’m on the House Floor and Boebert is introducing articles of impeachment on President Biden. I see even Republicans rolling their eyes. Lmao."

The Republican-controlled House does not have the votes to impeach Biden. The Democratic Senate would not vote to convict the president. White House spokesperson Ian Sams said in a statement that "extreme House Republicans are staging baseless political stunts that do nothing to help real people and only serve to get themselves attention.”

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