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Marjorie Taylor Greene says she won't fund government without impeachment inquiry vote into Biden

The White House responded, labeling the Greene as "extreme."

Published: August 31, 2023 10:14pm

Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced Thursday that she would not vote to fund the federal government unless there was a vote on an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. 

"Tonight, I made an announcement directly to my constituents at my Floyd County Town Hall," Greene wrote on X, the platform previously called Twitter. "I will not vote to fund the government if Congress doesn’t do this: Impeachment Inquiry vote on Joe Biden, Defund Biden’s weaponization of government, Eliminate all COVID vaccine and mandates [and] No funding for the war in Ukraine."

The White House responded, labeling the Greene as "extreme."

“The last thing the American people deserve is for extreme House members to trigger a government shutdown that hurts our economy, undermines our disaster preparedness, and forces our troops to work without guaranteed pay,” White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said, according to The Hill.

Bates added that the GOP should not cave to a "hardcore fringe" of the party.

“The House Republicans responsible for keeping the government open already made a promise to the American public about government funding, and it would be a shame for them to break their word and fail the country because they caved to the hardcore fringe of their party in prioritizing a baseless impeachment stunt over high stakes needs Americans care about deeply – like fighting fentanyl trafficking, protecting our national security, and funding [the Federal Emergency Management Agency],” Bates continued. 

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has hinted before in recent statements that the House could launch an impeachment inquiry into President Biden as soon as the House reconvenes in the fall.

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