After Lauren Boebert forced a vote on the House floor to impeach President Joe Biden, Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly lashed out at her for copying her resolution idea.
Republican dissatisfaction with Democratic President Joe Biden has reached new heights, with Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert introducing articles of impeachment against him.
Boebert's strategic move to force a floor vote has sparked a rift within the GOP, with some Republicans urging caution and a more deliberate approach.
The primary reason cited for the proposed impeachment is Biden's handling of the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly Boebert's claim of an open border agenda but not even that red meat rhetoric could get Republicans on board. Even Kevin McCarthy reportedly spoke out against the measure, with others predicting failure.
But Boebert has pushed ahead anyway and wrote the following justification on Twitter:
"The American people can no longer be subjected to a President who refuses to secure our borders. His open border agenda has put every American at greater risk, allowed human traffickers to thrive and given the cartel a free pass."
"He is not fit to remain as Commander in Chief."
You can see Boebert's tweet below.
\u201cTonight, I brought a privileged motion to the floor that will force a vote on the impeachment of Joe Biden.\n\nThe American people can no longer be subjected to a President who refuses to secure our borders.\n\nHis open border agenda has put every American at greater risk, allowed\u2026\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
Notably, Boebert's impeachment vote stunt has raised the ire of Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who had previously introduced her own articles of impeachment against Biden and reportedly labeled Boebert a "copycat" for copying her idea.
Greene's response suggests a sense of competition and territoriality within the GOP regarding the impeachment narrative. The incident reflects an intensifying acrimonious dynamic within the party, particularly among members of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, who aim to assert control over the party's agenda.
News of Greene's stinging new nickname for Greene came by way of a tweet by CNN reporter Annie Grayer.
\u201cRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called Rep. Lauren Boebert a \u201ccopycat\u201d for offering a Joe Biden impeachment resolution similar to the one she proposed\u201d— Annie Grayer (@Annie Grayer) 1687360066
Boebert's actions have exposed her to heavy criticism.
\u201c@laurenboebert Oh goody!\n\nNow we get to laugh at Lauren Boebert again when this latest attempt falls flat on its face.\n\nHer comedy show is just the gift that keeps on giving!\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
\u201c@laurenboebert LMAO you believe Biden has put every American at risk.....but Donald Trump stashing over 300 top secret classified documents that include our nuclear secrets and America's weaknesses under a terrorist attack in his bathroom is just fine because "bathroom doors lock". \ud83e\udd21\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
\u201c@laurenboebert You're not fit to work at Dollar General.\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
\u201c@laurenboebert We need to secure America from imbeciles in Government, starting with you.\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
\u201c@laurenboebert Even if you get the vote the issue you have is that you do not have the votes to Convict and Remove in the Senate...\n\nYou do understand that, right?\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
\u201c@laurenboebert Good luck with all that. Super glad we pay over 100k a year for you to do these stunts.\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
\u201c@laurenboebert The border isn\u2019t open. Go do your job.\u201d— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1687310426
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has advised fellow Republicans to vote against Boebert's impeachment proposal. He urged patience and emphasized the ongoing investigation led by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer into Biden's actions.
McCarthy suggested that if the investigation yields articles of impeachment, then the House should proceed with a vote. This approach indicates a desire for a more strategic and unified effort within the party, rather than a rushed impeachment process.
Boebert's resolution is likely to face significant opposition from Republicans, jeopardizing its chances of success.
Several GOP members, including Arkansas Representative French Hill and Florida Representative Carlos Gimenez, have indicated that they do not plan to support the motion. Many view the proposed impeachment as premature and advocate for a more thorough investigative process before considering such a step.