House Sends Biden Impeachment Articles To Committees
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) chats with reporters after leading the floor of the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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The GOP-led House voted on Thursday to send articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden to a pair of committees.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) brought forth articles of impeachment, which accuse Biden of “high crimes and misdemeanors” over his administration’s handling of the U.S.-Mexico border, with a privileged resolution that would force a vote on the House floor, according to Boebert.

Some Republicans voiced opposition to a vote on impeachment in a way that bypassed committees, but House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) came to an agreement with Boebert that would allow the matter to move forward, according to Fox News.

That plan, in which the House Rules Committee referred the resolution to the House Homeland Security and House Judiciary Committees, passed by a 219-208 vote along party lines on Thursday.

“Today, I initiated historic impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden for his unconstitutional dereliction of duty at the southern border,” Boebert said in a tweet. “For the first time in 24 years, House Republicans united to protect the separation of powers and start a formal impeachment inquiry.”

Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TX) said his committee, which is already investigating Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for alleged dereliction of duty, will also “dig into the actual actions of the president,” according to CNN.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) said his panel will look to the House Oversight Committee, which is running its own border inquiry, for a report and that the Judiciary Committee will “move accordingly,” per Axios. Jordan also said the “primary jurisdiction” for the resolution rests with the Homeland Security Committee.


Democrats criticized Republicans for the effort geared toward impeaching Biden, characterizing it as frivolous.

“Nothing about this is serious — not the process, not the intentions of the resolution’s sponsor, not the impeachment case, not a single damn thing,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA).

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