Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs announced Wednesday he has filed three articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden.
In a Facebook post, Gibbs cited three areas where he said Biden has failed to carry out his duties as president: border security, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the president’s attempts to extend a federal moratorium on evictions.
“Yesterday I filed three articles of impeachment against President Biden based on what I believe to be clear violations of his duties as president,” Gibbs wrote. “His willful negligence of the border crisis is a failure to maintain and defend American sovereignty.
“Biden’s attempts to extend a federal eviction moratorium despite the Supreme Court’s warning and his own admission that he has no power to do so is a blatant and intentional action that violates the separation of powers,” the post added.
Gibbs also said America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan went beyond just being a “disaster.”
“Finally, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was not just a disaster,” Gibbs wrote.
“By pulling military personnel out before the evacuation of American civilians, President Biden shamefully left our own citizens in danger. Additionally, his failure to secure billions in military hardware before our departure amounts to aiding and abetting the enemy while he also violated our allies’ trust,” he said.
Gibbs’ House resolution to impeach Biden has three Republican co-sponsors: Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs and Texas Reps. Brian Babin and Randy Weber.
“In his conduct of the Office of President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,” the resolution reads.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Gibbs said said he started working on the resolution before Biden came under criticism for what many observers saw as a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“We actually started working before the Afghanistan debacle because I was so upset” about Biden’s border policies and his efforts to extend the eviction moratorium, the congressman said.
And Gibbs added that he is not simply doing this to get attention from the media.
“I take this seriously. I don’t think it’s haphazard. I’m not trying to get media attention for myself,” he told the Examiner. “He’s done so much damage to this country in less than nine months, which is really scary.”
“He’s not capable of being commander in chief, and that’s obvious by the actions since Day One when he took the presidency back in January,” congressman said. “Maybe something like this makes the White House think twice before they do some of this nonsense.”
Gibbs acknowledged that his resolution has virtually no chance of passing. Still, “it shows that there are some Republicans that think that this president needs to be impeached, he needs to be removed from office one way or another,” he told the Examiner.
“There are political dynamics in Congress I recognize will prevent this from ever being debated. But I could not stand by while President Biden commits what I believe to be flagrant and deliberate violations of his oath of office,” he added on Facebook.
“This is a shot across the bow. When Republicans take back the House, we will take our commitment to the separation of powers, our role as a check and balance to the executive branch seriously,” Gibbs said.
“President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the entire administration is officially on notice.”