Republicans Representatives begin procedures to vote on Biden’s impeachment

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On Friday, Republicans in the US House of Representatives began taking preliminary measures to impeach President Joe Biden, accusing him of abuse of power and failure to perform his duty as president of the United States.

A bill passed to begin an investigation of alleged wrongdoing against the Democratic President, Biden, and his family and to refer those accusations to the Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees of the House of Representatives.

The vote was on a partisan basis, with 219 Republican members voting in favor, while 208 Democratic members voted against the bill.

In the event that the two committees vote to approve the start of the official vote in the House of Representatives to impeach the US President, the House will start officially voting on the bill.

The US Constitution states that a president can be impeached and removed from office for high crimes and misdemeanours.

On the other hand, senior Democrats argued that the House Republicans’ actions this week. It showed that the Republican Party was beholden to MAGA extremism (Make America Great Again) and Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, Republicans voted to censure Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who has been one of Trump’s harshest critics, for his role in the investigations into the former president.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries told reporters Thursday,
“House Republicans are focusing on their extremism, their conspiracy theories, and submission to Donald Trump”.

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