On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the deadly insurrection at the United States Capitol last week that put the lives of lawmakers and his own Vice President in danger.
With the House's vote, Trump became the first President in U.S. history to be impeached more than once, and with 10 Republicans voting in favor of impeachment, it was the most bipartisan impeachment in American history as well.
Even after the President's months-long smear campaign against American election integrity that fueled the riots, some of Trump's most loyal Republican allies in Congress are sticking by the President.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)—a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory hinging on the collective delusion that Trump was sent to expose a network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controlling the U.S. government—is one such Republican.
Hours after the House impeached Trump, Greene appeared on the far-right Newsmax network, where she made an announcement.
"On behalf of the American people - on January 21st I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden." "We ha… https://t.co/SyCRU8PyoI— Newsmax (@Newsmax)1610584573.0
"We cannot have a President of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies. So on January 21st, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden."
Greene went on to parrot the unproven claims made in the 2020 campaign that Joe Biden used his position as Vice President to help enrich his son, Hunter Biden.
Greene's effort to impeach Biden on his first day in office is regarded as little more than political theatre—or a political sideshow—to boost the reputation of a freshman Congresswoman among a rabid base of far-right supporters.
At least one of Greene's Republican colleagues—Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois—assessed the stunt as such.
This name will be one forgotten by next January. Politics for fame is headed out the door, the adults will return. https://t.co/Xqg5fkVyuf— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger)1610598961.0
The announcement led to widespread mockery for Greene.
@mtgreenee @JoeBiden you just went through an impeachment and you STILL dont know how this works do you? 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/HPaqwSIQzN— Chuck Todd's shamble bangs (@Chuck Todd's shamble bangs)1610586549.0
@mtgreenee @JoeBiden https://t.co/5fA06v8SiB— Bret B (@Bret B)1610585674.0
@mtgreenee @JoeBiden Being elected by the largest popular vote in history is actually not an impeachable offense. D… https://t.co/Q2KQp7WnAJ— At Wit's End (@At Wit's End)1610585734.0
Good luck with that. https://t.co/mULMR6LFU2— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1610594516.0
@mtgreenee @JoeBiden Bless your heart!! https://t.co/gPWtP8ZsFU— It's Just Me (@It's Just Me)1610586910.0
Even if Greene was somehow able to stumble into history by impeaching and removing Biden from office despite a Democratic House and Senate, that would just leave her with President Kamala Harris, as many pointed out.
@DrGJackBrown @JoeBiden Roundabout way to announce you support Kamala Harris for President, Marjorie.— Camille Kimball (@Camille Kimball)1610586576.0
Biden will take the oath of office, along with Vice President-elect Harris, on January 20th.