House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY) said Monday that anything is “on the table” if Republicans overtake the House, including even impeaching President Joe Biden.
“Anything is on the table when we are in the majority,” Stefanik said of impeachment, JustTheNews reported.
“But what I believe we should focus on is conducting oversight and making sure that we’re passing legislation to secure the border once and for all,” she added. “The policies of the previous administration under President Trump were working.”
Stefanik’s remark came in reaction to Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) opening the door to the possibility of impeaching Biden, noting there are “multiple grounds to consider” on the matter, foremost the chaos at the southern border.
“If we take the House, which I said is overwhelmingly likely, then I think we will see serious investigations of the Biden administration,” Cruz said on an episode of “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” according to The Hill.
“I do think there’s a chance of that,” the Republican continued, noting that Democrats have already “weaponized impeachment” with former President Donald Trump.
“They used it for partisan purposes to go after Trump because they disagreed with him,” Cruz explained. “One of the real disadvantages of doing that is the more you weaponize it and turn it into a partisan cudgel, you know, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”
“Probably the most compelling (grounds for impeachment) is the utter lawlessness of President Biden’s refusal to enforce the border,” the senator asserted. “His decision to just defy federal immigration laws and allow 2 million people to come here unimpeded in direct contravention of his obligation under Article Two of the Constitution to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
“That is probably the strongest grounds right now for impeachment, but there may be others. Because the Democrats decided this is just another tool in the partisan war chest, I think there is a real risk that this turnabout will be fair play,” he added.
Stefanik emphasized that the border issue is a big one for Americans, even ones she represents in New York.
“We’ve focused like a laser on the crises in America, and what I hear from voters — even in my district in northern New York, because I represent border patrol officers who have been transferred again and again and again to the southern border — it’s crisis after crisis, it’s a catastrophe,” she said.
As noted by JustTheNews, “Illegal border crossings increased 5% in November over the previous month. Since November 2020, illegal border crossings were up 140%. The federal government has not released December 2021 border statistics yet.”
“My focus is on conducting oversight and making sure that we’re passing legislation that we’ve introduced,” Stefanik continued. “We have numerous bills introduced to secure the border, and making sure that the border is fully funded.”
Back in September, Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced three articles of impeachment against Biden, citing his handling of Afghanistan, immigration, and the now-defunct federal eviction moratorium, The Daily Wire reported.
“I take this seriously. I don’t think it’s haphazard. I’m not trying to get media attention for myself,” Gibbs told the Washington Examiner. “He’s done so much damage to this country in less than nine months, which is really scary.
“He’s not capable of being commander-in-chief, and that’s obvious by the actions since Day One when he took the presidency back in January,” he said. “Maybe something like this makes the White House think twice before they do some of this nonsense.”