Rep. Greg Steube, a Florida Republican, filed articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden on Friday. Steube, known for his staunch conservative stance, claimed that the President’s actions necessitate immediate action. He accused Biden of being complicit in alleged crimes committed by his son Hunter and of obstructing justice to shield him from the consequences.
The articles of impeachment, a total of four, were filed by Steube, each alleging high crimes and misdemeanors by President Biden. The first article charges Biden with abusing the power of his office by allegedly accepting bribes and committing extortion and fraud related to his family’s business dealings. The accusations stem from claims that Biden’s family sought to profit from his political position by offering access to then-Vice President Biden in exchange for payments from both foreign and domestic business partners.
Steube’s second article accuses President Biden of obstructing justice, citing testimony from an IRS whistleblower who alleged improper collusion between members of the Biden campaign and officials from the Department of Justice. This purported interference supposedly aimed to impede investigations into alleged tax crimes committed by Hunter Biden. Both the Department of Justice and the special counsel appointed to investigate Hunter Biden have denied any wrongdoing or interference.
The third and fourth articles focus on allegations of fraud and personal misconduct by Biden. The third article suggests that Biden engaged in fraudulent activities, while the fourth article goes as far as claiming that he financed Hunter Biden’s alleged illegal drug use and encounters with prostitutes.
Steube, undeterred by ongoing GOP-led committee investigations, stressed the urgency of the situation, insisting that the “evidence continues to mount” against the Biden family. He expressed his belief that President Biden has allowed personal gain to overshadow his responsibilities to the American people and the rule of law.
“The evidence continues to mount by the day – the Biden Crime Family has personally profited off Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats, and fraud. Joe Biden must not be allowed to continue to sit in the White House, selling out our country,” Steube said.
Simultaneously, Steube introduced legislation named the “Helping Understand Narcotics Traces at the Executive Residence (HUNTER) Act,” which would require the Secret Service chief to report on illicit controlled substance use within the White House. This move follows a recent incident involving the discovery of cocaine in the White House and the subsequent closure of the investigation without identifying a suspect.
“The United States Secret Service (USSS) refers to themselves as one of the most elite law enforcement agencies in the world. It’s completely unacceptable that the USSS has failed to find who is responsible for bringing cocaine into one of the most secure buildings in the world,” he said. “The American people deserve answers. My legislation demands information on the closed investigation into the cocaine found at the White House in July and focuses on how Congress can provide oversight to prevent future illicit usage of controlled substances in the White House.”
While Steube’s impeachment articles have drawn attention and divided opinions among Republicans, the White House has dismissed the notion of Biden’s removal from office. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized the administration’s focus on improving economic conditions and the lives of Americans.
“The economic data is so much better than economists had expected. And so, that’s because of the work that this President has done. That’s going to be our focus. Our focus is going to be on what we can do to make Americans’ lives a little bit better, giving them that extra breathing room.”