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Marjorie Taylor Greene Drafting Articles of Impeachment for Biden Over Afghanistan

Newsweek logo Newsweek 8/17/2021 Andre J. Ellington
a close up of a woman wearing sunglasses: A photo of Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene is speaking on the recent U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and her impeachment actions toward President Joe Biden. A photo of Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene is speaking on the recent U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and her impeachment actions toward President Joe Biden.

Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's working on articles of impeachment as President Joe Biden faces steep criticism over his administration's Afghanistan withdrawal strategy.

On Monday, Greene appeared on Real America's Voice' War Room Pandemic with host Steve Bannon, where she revealed that her team is currently drafting articles of impeachment against Biden.

"I have my team right now working on articles of impeachment," Greene said. "Because I'm so disgusted with Joe Biden. You know I've already filed one set of articles of impeachment. But his failure as a president is unspeakable."

Greene went on to praise former President Donald Trump, saying "Trump right now is more presidential and he's not even in the White House than Joe Biden can ever be or stand up to in the past seven months."

Greene also referenced the Taliban as she spoke out in support of Americans owning assault-style rifles.

"I wouldn't be surprised at all if [the Biden administration] are paying the Taliban," the lawmaker said. "After all, they are paying them with weapons, vehicles, Blackhawk helicopters because the Afghan army is handing them over as fast as possible."

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"Anytime any Democrat ever speaks to America about gun control again, and they want to talk to you about your AR-15, you tell them right now how many weapons and how many semi-automatic weapons did you hand over to terrorists in Afghanistan, to the Taliban, ISIS and possible Al-Qaeda before you ever talk to Americans about gun control," Greene added.

Impeachment proceedings begin in the House, where "representatives must charge an official of the federal government by approving, by simple majority vote, articles of impeachment," according to the U.S. Senate website.

Once passed, articles are then sent to the Senate, where lawmakers will consider evidence, hear witnesses, and vote to acquit or convict the impeached official.

A panel of representatives called "managers" pose as prosecutors before the Senate. With presidential impeachment trials, the chief justice of the United States is in charge of the process.

The Constitution requires a "two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict, and the penalty for an impeached official upon conviction is removal from office."

Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 18, 2019, on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges. Trump was acquitted of all charges on February 5, 2020.

Trump was impeached again on January 21, 2021, on an incitement of insurrection charge.

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