President Joe Biden had only been inaugurated the day before when Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene followed through on a previous promise that she would move forward with impeachment proceedings. It had been barely 30 hours. The attempt was doomed to failure for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was that the potential impeachment would have been based on Ukraine-Hunter Biden conspiracy theories perpetuated by the former president and conservative news outlets.
Greene described her intentions with comments on January 13, 2021: “We cannot have a President of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, Chinese energy companies, Ukraine energy companies.”
The Congresswoman has also made clear her belief that the 2020 election was stolen by Democrats after purported voting irregularities. She is known to believe in the radical QAnon conspiracy theory that alleges high-profile Democrats are involved in a Satanic cabal of pedophilia.
Greene was removed from all House committee assignments due to unconnected comments made even before the election.
It’s unlike that that attempt to impeach Biden will be the last, however. Republicans still view Trump’s impeachments as largely theatrical and without legal basis.
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst previously commented: “I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened. Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to impeach him.’”
Nunes was prominent during Democrats’ first attempt to impeach and remove then-president Donald Trump. He remarked in February that the House would likely be under pressure to move ahead with impeachment if Republican win the midterm elections in 2022.