Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congresswoman has made true her threat to file articles of impeachment against Joe Biden.
Ms Greene announced on Twitter she has filed the impeachment articles on the newly elected president just a day after he was sworn in.
“I’ve just filed articles of impeachment on President Joe Biden, we will see how this goes,” she tweeted.
The lawmaker, who is notably pro-Trump and has supported his election fraud conspiracy theories, is also known for her ties with QAnon, a White supremacy group that was typically responsible for the capitol insurrection.
Last weekend, Twitter banned Ms. Green account for 12 hours for violating its civic integrity rule. A Twitter spokesperson said her account was temporarily locked out for multiple violations of “our civic integrity policy.”
Ms. Greene has been involved in a lot of controversies involving conspiracy theories. For instance, Forbes reported that she used her Facebook page to promote false flag conspiracy theories about the Parkland High School shooting. The shooting resulted in the death of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in February 14 2018.
Independent reported that her articles of impeachment were based on the corruption allegations against Biden and his family in Ukraine, China and Russia. The allegations, which have been thoroughly investigated by Senate, claim that Biden used his office as the Vice President to initiate businesses that his son Hunter profited from.
An investigation by Republican Senate last year exonerated Biden as it found no evidence of corruption against the president and no evidence that his son’s work for Burisma influenced US foreign policy.
Despite the exonerating investigation, Ms. Greene, who is a first-timer Congresswoman is keen on her decision to file articles of impeachment against Biden.
“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as president Obama’s vice president is lengthy and disturbing,” she said.
This has followed series of attacks from Ms. Greene on Biden. She called Biden on the inauguration “a clueless grandpa”, and switched her attack on the inauguration on Thursday.
“Yesterday’s inauguration looked like a one party military state takeover with 3ook troops,” she tweeted.
“People were told not go and flags were planted to show fake support.
“Biden calls for unity after the Dem party has attacked & continues to attack anyone that disagrees with them.”
Ms Greene was among the 147 Republican lawmakers who pushed the election fraud conspiracy theories and opposed Electoral College results from Arizona and Pennsylvania, in a bid to overturn the election result in Trump’s favor.
She also spoke out against Trump’s second impeachment for inciting insurrection at the Capitol.
“Democrats’ impeachment of President Trump today has now set the standard that they should be removed for their support of violence against the American people,” she said during the House hearing.
She also alleged that there was voter fraud in her home state that pushed the votes up for Biden in Georgia that he nearly won. But her win was free of fraud and the votes were accurate.
Ms Greene won her House seat in November, representing Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Her support for Trump was reciprocated when he campaigned on her behalf, describing her as “future Republican star.”
But not many Republicans agreed. Some of her GOP colleagues have vocally denounced her and other conspiracy theorists in their party.
“She’ll keep making fools out of herself, constituents, and the Republican Party,” Republican Senator Ben Sasse wrote in the Atlantic.
“If the GOP is to have a future outside the fever dreams of internet trolls, we have to call out falsehoods and conspiracy theories unequivocally. We have to repudiate people who peddle those lies,” he added.
However, the impeachment articles have zero chance to fly as both the Senate and House are now controlled by Democrats. Furthermore, Biden had been cleared of the fraud allegations Ms Green based her impeachment articles on.