GOP lawmaker introduces articles of impeachment against Biden, Harris
A form FD-1023 that the House Oversight Committee was able to view details of an alleged bribery scheme in which the head of Burisma hired now-first son Hunter Biden to serve on the board of the company in a bid to secure his father's influence to stifle Shokin's investigation of the firm.
A Tennessee Republican lawmaker on Monday introduced articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Rep. Andy Ogles accused the president of having used his position as both president and previously vice president to protect his family business and their alleged illicit activities from congressional oversight.
"Joseph Robinette Biden has weaponized the Executive Office of the President and his years of service in the White House, to include his service as Vice President, to shield the business and influence peddling schemes of his family from congressional oversight and public accountability," the articles read, per Fox News.
The articles specifically point to Biden's alleged efforts to pressure then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating energy firm Burisma at the time.
A form FD-1023 that the House Oversight Committee was able to view details of an alleged bribery scheme in which the head of Burisma hired now-first son Hunter Biden to serve on the board of the company in a bid to secure his father's influence to stifle Shokin's investigation of the firm. The document also alleges that two members of the Biden family received $5 million each for the affair.
Ogle's articles cite the FBI's intransigence in providing the document to Congress as well. Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer was forced to pursue contempt charges against FBI Director Christopher Wray over the bureau's refusal to honor the congressional subpoena for the document. Wray ultimately relented and permitted the committee members to view the FD-1023.
"In all of this, Joseph Robinette Biden has acted in a manner contrary to the public trust and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States," Ogles continued in the articles.
Ogles is not the only lawmaker to pursue impeachment against Biden. Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in May announced her own effort to oust the president on the basis of his handling of the southern border.
The article of impeachment against Harris that Ogle introduced addresses her "extraordinary incompetence" and failure to visit the southern border.
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