Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene threatens to force vote on impeaching Biden over border crisis

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Monday threatened to trigger a privileged resolution to impeach President Biden this week over his handling of the border, in what she describes as the “permanent invasion of the United States.”

Greene said she contemplated triggering the resolution on Monday but said she decided to speak with House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., first.

“I can force a vote this week,” Greene told reporters. “But you know what, I was gonna do it tonight but I decided I’m gonna go talk to our Republican elected Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, that I actually voted for [who] claims he supports Trump, and ask him if he’s gonna do something about it.”

Greene said she plans to talk about her privileged impeachment resolution in a closed-door GOP conference meeting this week. 


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is putting pressure on House Speaker Mike Johnson to force a vote on impeaching President Biden. (Getty Images)

The move comes as Biden plans to roll out an executive order that would crack down on illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border. The order is expected to shut down asylum requests at the border if the average number of daily encounters reaches 2,500 at ports of entry. 

“When are we going to impeach Joe Biden”? Greene asked. “I’ve got articles of impeachment ready to go, privileged resolution. I’m happy to force everyone up here to vote because that’s what we should be doing.”

“Because here’s Joe Biden, he’s going to come out with his garbage executive orders on Wednesday, his permanent invasion of the United States of America plan where he sets a limit, a weekly limit. Here you go, everybody. You get to come in.”

She railed against a report that shows that since 2022, over 350,000 asylum cases filed by migrants were closed by the U.S. government on the basis that those who filed did not have a criminal record or were not deemed a threat to the U.S.

“So, you know what? Republicans need to grow a spine. They need to learn that this is our country, our America that we know is gone, because Democrats are willing to put every single one of their political opponents in prison.”


Migrants crossing the border into Texas

An aerial view shows an immigrant group passing across water and barbed wire and walking to the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 1, 2024. (Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu via Getty Images)

If Greene were to trigger the resolution on Tuesday or Wednesday, it would force a vote within two legislative days – likely with a procedural vote coming first on a motion to table or refer to a committee. This would be procedurally similar to what happened with the privileged resolution by Rep. Boebert, R-Colo., to impeach Biden in June of last year. It would also be procedurally similar to what happened to her resolution to oust Johnson last month. 

The vote could happen immediately after Green’s resolution is triggered, while it could also be put off until later in the same day, the next day, or even until the House comes back next week as the chamber is leaving town on Wednesday to allow a congressional delegation to go to Normandy for the anniversary of D-Day. In the case the motion to table or refer were to fail, the House would then vote on a privileged resolution to impeach Biden immediately. 

It does not appear likely at this time that the votes are there to impeach Biden.


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President Biden speaks at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 2024. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Greene said if Johnson does not move to impeach Biden she will try and force the matter.

“And if he says he won’t bring an impeachment resolution against him, I’ll just drop ’em on the floor,” Green said. 

“And then we can vote and see where everybody stands. So I’m mad, I’m mad…my people at home are mad. Everybody across this country are furious. We don’t want a banana republic. We want an actual legitimate government. We want a real justice system. We don’t have one.”

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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