House Speaker Kevin McCarthy urges Republicans to reject Boebert’s vote on Biden impeachment

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-California, on Wednesday urged House Republicans to reject a push by Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., that would force a vote to impeach Speaker Joe Biden.

McCarthy made that argument during a closed meeting among House Republicans, according to multiple reports. The speaker said the Colorado Republican’s efforts to impeach Biden should go through House committees instead of moving more quickly to a vote in the lower house.

“I just think running something on the floor isn’t fair to the American public without making the case and without arguing,” McCarthy said, ABC News reported, calling out House Oversight Committee member Boebert. to solve this problem. sign.

McCarthy also warned that the move could threaten the narrow majority of Republicans in the House.

“What majority do we want to be,” McCarthy said, according to multiple sources. “Make it immediately in two years or hold it for a decade and make a real change?”

Washington: Lauren Boebert is trying to impeach President Joe Biden. The White House calls it a set-up.

Boebert on Tuesday filed articles of impeachment against Biden for his handling of the southern border. She introduced the impeachment articles as a preferred resolution, forcing a vote on the push later this week.

Boebert on the House floor said Biden’s handling of the U.S. border with Mexico shows he “acted in a manner manifestly inconsistent with the rule of law.”

Ian Sams, a White House spokesman, called Boebert’s push a “baseless political stunt.”

“Instead of working with @POTUS on the issues that matter most to Americans, like jobs, inflation and health care, extreme House Republicans are staging baseless political stunts that don’t do nothing to help real people, just trying to draw attention to themselves,” Sams tweeted.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has also pushed to impeach Biden, along with several other administration officials, including Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Christopher Wray, District Attorney U.S. General Merrick Garland and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves.

Greene said she would support the resolution, according to multiple reports, but called her fellow Republican a “copycat.”

Boebert in a statement to USA TODAY said, “The impeachment is personal to every Coloradan who has lost a loved one to fentanyl.”

“The people of Colorado know Joe Biden needs to be impeached. Due to his unconstitutional dereliction of duty at the border, our state has been plagued by crime and drug overdoses,” she said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: McCarthy urges Republicans to reject Boebert’s vote to impeach Biden

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