Claudia Tenney, R-New York, has called for the impeachment of US president Joe Biden, in a video that has gone viral in the past few days. In the viral video, Tenney calls for Biden to face “impeachment hearings” so that he may “answer to the American people.”
Joe Biden has been “derelict in his duty”, says GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney
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We will not stand by while Biden and Pelosi trample on our constitution to push their far-left agenda.
Our new Republican House Majority will IMPEACH JOE BIDEN 👇 pic.twitter.com/CldPDSknYO
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) August 2, 2022
New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney called for the President to be impeached from office on grounds of being “derelict in his duty” and calling him a “talentless career politician”.
“I see this guy as a talentless, career politician and completely derelict in his duty, which is why I’ve called for him to be impeached. One of the things about the Republicans that is kind of frustrating at times is, we don’t fight,” Tenney said.
“We have to fight every single day, right now. I stand up to the status quo in both parties, I have a core set of principles. Can we preserve this Republic? It is all on the line. It’s not easy to fight the fight that patriots fight, but it’s worth it,” she added.
“Whether it is Joe Biden’s dereliction of duty at the Southern Border or his disastrous retreat in Afghanistan, I have called for Joe Biden to answer to the American people in impeachment hearings. I will not stand by while Biden and Pelosi trample on our constitution to push their far-left agenda.
Tenney also said that she is anticipating working with a Republican House Majority in the upcoming Congress to remove Biden from office and make his administration responsible for its myriad of shortcomings.
Joe Biden has “wronged this nation’s glory,” says Jon Voight
New York Republican Claudia Tenney is not the only one calling for the US president’s impeachment. Ever since he has been elected to office, President Joe Biden has faced a huge amount of resistance from the right-wing.
Conservative actor Jon Voight called for the President’s impeachment some weeks ago, saying that Joe Biden has “wronged this nation’s glory,” in a video message shared from his official Twitter account. While Voight did not specify the exact reason for which he wanted the 46th President of the United States impeached, he did express concerns about the country’s “safety.”
“My dear friends, we’re all saddened by so much turmoil that has been brought upon this life we live,” Voight started his video message. “Can this darkness be lifted? Can we all share joy once again and see eye to eye?”
Can we all see eye to eye? pic.twitter.com/DQeqYOe9In
— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) June 28, 2022
“We have a troubled nation with much horror from these criminals that are ruining lives,” he further stated. “We must stop this now. We must bring back our nation’s safety. Our police must act on righteousness and guard our neighbourhoods, our businesses, our children, our elderly, our veterans and our handicapped. We must protect this nation and bring back safety. We’re all feeling very unsafe.”
The Oscar-winning screen star reminded why Americans should be angry, saying, “It starts with the seat of the president of the United States. He has wronged this nation’s glory. He has taken down our morals, our true gift of the land of the free.”
Carl Paladino, a former gubernatorial candidate who has found himself amidst an array of controversies since announcing a run for Congress, said a while ago that if elected, he will use his first day in office to seek impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden.
In a press release announcing his plan to combat illegal immigration, Paladino, who is running against state Republican committee chairman Nick Langworthy in New York’s newly drawn 23rd congressional district, criticised Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “My first day in Congress,” Paladino said in the release, “I will pursue impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden as well for the disaster he has unleashed on our Southern Border.”
There were several calls for Joe Biden’s impeachment last month, when it was revealed that his administration sent oil reserves abroad despite rising domestic fuel prices, indicating that America’s appetite for the Democrat’s agenda is fading. Around 5 million oil barrels from an emergency reserves release intended to lower US fuel prices were exported to Asia and Europe last month. China, Italy, the Netherlands, and India received these reserves.
Following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, more than 20 members of Congress called for the President to be impeached. They have even attacked Vice President Kamala Harris, and called for her resignation from office.
68% Republicans want Biden impeached
According to a May poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts, 68 percent of Republicans and 66 percent of conservatives wanted Biden impeached if Republicans took the House. Also, 53 percent of Republicans believed a GOP-led House would impeach him.
If President Joe Biden’s party loses seats in both chambers, he could face impeachment, as several Republicans have indicated that GOP majorities will shift in that direction.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz stated in January that there would be “multiple grounds” for impeaching Biden, according to Republican Representative Ken Buck, who told a virtual meeting in April that the House Judiciary Committee would “hold the hearings to determine whether impeachment is appropriate. We’ll vote on impeachment. And then it will be presented to the full House.”
According to John Owens, emeritus professor for the Study of Democracy of US government and politics at the Centre at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom, Democrats could still retain control of the Senate and House in the midterm elections later this year. “Assuming the Republicans take over one or both houses, it’s pretty likely they will try to impeach Biden,” said Owens.
According to Robert Singh, a professor at Birkbeck, University of London’s Department of Politics, if Republicans retake the House but not the Senate, any impeachment effort could end up looking like political “point scoring.” “Impeachment has increasingly become a kind of routine part of the hyper-partisan dynamics in Washington, rather than – as was intended – an extremely rare occurrence only applicable to the most egregious acts,” Singh said.