Congresswoman Lauren Boebert initiated historic impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden, with all House Republicans voting for Rep. Boebert’s bill to proceed through the traditional, institutional process.
Boebert stated, “Joe Biden’s unconstitutional dereliction of his Article II duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed warrants impeachment. He has willfully created a border crisis that has enabled the horrific trafficking of children. As a mother, it breaks my heart to watch Joe Biden turn a blind eye to victims of child sex trafficking. Biden’s Border Crisis has allowed millions of undocumented immigrants to pour into our country, threatened our national security, and killed more than 100,000 Americans from fentanyl—including more than 1,800 Coloradans. I am pleased that House leadership worked with me on my impeachment bill to protect our constitutional republic. As demonstrated in this victory, I will continue to use every available procedural tool to hold Joe Biden accountable and advance impeachment proceedings.”
During his presidency, Joe Biden, a Democrat, has seen multiple efforts by some members of the Republican Party to impeach him, as well as some further Republican calls for impeachment.
On June 13, Congresswoman Boebert introduced articles of impeachment against Joe Biden for his unconstitutional dereliction of duty at the southern border. On June 20, Congresswoman Boebert called up her articles of impeachment on the House Floor under Rule 9 raising a question of privilege to force a vote on the matter within two legislative days. On June 21, the House Rules Committee took action on Congresswoman Boebert’s articles of impeachment and drafted a rule for the House to vote to begin impeachment proceedings against President Biden for his dereliction of duty at the southern border.
Boebert is supportive of the impeachment proceedings going through the traditional, institutional process to highlight the importance of this constitutional check and balance on Joe Biden’s unconstitutional failure to enforce our immigration and border security laws. Boebert’s action jumpstarted impeachment proceedings against President Biden, and she will continue to use every procedural tool available to keep the issue of holding Joe Biden accountable at the forefront.
For the first time in 24 years, a House Republican led the House majority in voting to begin impeachment proceedings against a current president. The House Committee on Homeland Security expedited impeachment proceedings against Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas for his unconstitutional failure to enforce our immigration laws, and as a result of Congresswoman Boebert’s action, the Committee will also expeditiously investigate Joe Biden’s unconstitutional dereliction of duty at the southern border.
The rule passed by all House Republicans on the House floor allows Boebert’s bill and impeachment proceedings to proceed through the traditional, institutional channels—by building a body of evidence at the committee level through the Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary, reporting out impeachment based on that evidence, and then the House adopting a resolution so that when a trial occurs in the Senate, there is an existing evidentiary record to rely upon when holding Joe Biden accountable.
The Biden Border Crisis has been devastating for Colorado’s Third District. According to the Colorado State Patrol, drug trafficking has hit a 10-year high. Additionally, under Joe Biden, drug overdoses have jumped upwards of 143%, and over 1,800 Coloradans have died from fentanyl overdoses. At the same time, fentanyl encounters by Colorado law enforcement have increased by 173%, and the Colorado State Patrol is on track to seize enough fentanyl to kill every Coloradan 23 times over. There are over 278,000 undocumented immigrants currently in Colorado. Each undocumented immigrant costs Colorado taxpayers $5,191 in benefits, education, welfare, and other expenses.
According to the article of impeachment, under Joe Biden, over 5.5 million illegal aliens were encountered by Border Patrol along the southern border. Biden’s administration has released more than 2 million undocumented immigrants into the interior of the United States without any enforcement mechanism to ensure that they appear in immigration court to face asylum or deportation proceedings.