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Boebert’s Impeachment Resolution Sent To Committee By House Vote

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The House has passed a rule to send the impeachment of President Joe Biden, as introduced by Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, on to committees to be investigated.

The moving it to committees was a compromise that was pushed by Speaker of the House and California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy who did not want the full House to vote on it, CNN reported.

The move prevented a privileged motion from reaching the House floor where Republicans would have had to vote on impeachment immediately, but Boebert still has an ace up her sleeve.

CNN reported.

The rule was passed along party lines.

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Boebert’s resolution had divided House Republicans, with many members expressing frustration with the conservative congresswoman’s push to force a vote on the politically contentious issue. Speaker Kevin McCarthy urged his GOP conference to vote against the resolution.

The representative said that she wanted the vote because she wanted to force her colleagues “to make tough decisions.”

“I am a sophomore congresswoman, and I have learned very early that nothing happens in this town without force,” she said.

But during a closed door meeting with Republicans Speaker McCarthy encouraged Republicans to vote against it.

“I think to prematurely bring something up like that, to have no background in it, it undercuts what we’re doing” at the committee level, the Speaker said to reporters.

CNN reported.

A number of House Republicans have filed articles of impeachment against Biden since the party took the House majority, but Boebert made a specific procedural move on Tuesday that would force the chamber to vote on the impeachment of Biden this week.Some House Republicans have raised concerns about their right-wing colleagues using procedural methods to bypass the committee process and force votes on the floor, particularly after they had harped on Congress returning to regular order as part of their demands in exchange for electing McCarthy as speaker earlier this year.

House Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green said that the committee will make Biden a focus of their investigation into the southern border, after the House approved the rule referring an impeachment resolution to his panel.

“There’s not going to be that much of a change other than we’ll dig into the actual actions of the president in conjunction with what’s happened,” he said.

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But Rep. Boebert said that if things do not go how she wants them too she will bring the privileged resolution back.

“If I don’t see accountability taking place with Joe Biden in a timely manner – and no, I don’t have a date, deadline,” she said, “but if I see that this has been slow rolled and nothing is moving on it, then there’s always the option to bring up another privileged resolution and call to impeach Joe Biden.”

This week, on Twitter, the Colorado Republican wrote: “BREAKING: I am bringing my articles of impeachment against Joe Biden to the House Floor in a privileged motion, meaning that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable.”

Boebert has argued that Biden continues to exhibit negligence concerning the U.S. border, thereby failing to ensure the safety of Americans against the influx of deadly fentanyl and criminal activities. Additionally, she has said that the president hasn’t been unsuccessful in alleviating the burden on the country’s immigration system.

“Biden intentionally ceded command & control of our border to cartels. His dereliction of duty caused the deaths of over 900 Coloradans from fentanyl, enabled sex-trafficking, & allowed an invasion,” she wrote in a subsequent tweet. “I brought my articles of impeachment up via a privileged motion to force a vote.”

Fox News added: “The motion will require all House members to go on the record regarding the impeachment articles, according to the congresswoman.”

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