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At a time when even elected Republicans are embracing fabulist conspiracy theories, here’s one more: “the Biden crime family.”
Instead of condemning Donald Trump for his incitement to sedition and insurrection last week with the terror attack on the US Capitol which left five dead, and joining this week to impeach the outgoing president for his crime, there appears to be a core of elected Republicans unbowed and unmoved.
These proponents of the far Right have once again become defenders and champions for Donald Trump — even as such others in their party as Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Sen Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, call Trump’s actions beyond the pale.
The newly sworn-in freshman, Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, stole the headlines with her bombshell announcement that — instead of pursuing justice for the rampage of the Capitol — she intends to introduce impeachment against President-elect Biden the day after he’s sworn-in to office.
“Yes I would like to announce in behalf of American people, we have to make sure that our leaders are held accountable. We cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency,” said the Georgia Republican, who has become known for her embrace of QAnon and other strange conspiracy theories.
There’s a mountain of evidence!
President-elect @JoeBiden must be held accountable for his corruption.
Taxpayer dollars can’t be used as poker chips to line the pockets of the #BidenCrimeFamily.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 14, 2021
Not to be outdone, Rep. Matt Gaetz, a rabidly pro-Trump Florida Republican said that he considers the entire Biden family to somehow be Public Enemy No 1.
“Seems to me that impeachment is an itch that doesn’t go away with just one scratch. It also seems that President Trump may be most likely to be impeached when he is correct. Before the last presidential impeachment, President Trump rightly pointed out the improper activities of the Biden crime family, and subsequently he’s been proven right,” Gaetz said on the House floor. “And don’t think for a moment, Madam Speaker, that we’re going to drop that or stop our pursuit for the truth.”
It’s not at all clear what crimes President-elect Biden’s allegedly guilty of. Much of the efforts of Trump and his allies during the campaign were focused on the activities of his son, Hunter.
However, none of the Bidens — whether Joe or Hunter, or anyone — has been charged, or credibly accused, with any crime.
It’s not even particularly clear what specific offenses incoming President Biden could be accused of so soon into his new administration that could be considered “high crimes and misdemeanors” to justify such a quick impeachment.
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