After weeks of buzz surrounding growing Republican interest in kicking off the process of impeaching President Joe Biden, one Freedom Caucus member went ahead and pulled the trigger last week.
Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) filed a articles of impeachment against President Biden for "high crimes and misdemeanors," according to a statement on his official House website.
The House Republican laid out multiple reasons why he believes the president should be impeached, tying him to involvement in his son Hunter Biden's shady business dealings around the world.
"It’s long past time to impeach Joe Biden," said Rep. Steube, according to the statement.
"He has undermined the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the Presidency, betrayed his trust as President, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of America’s citizens. The evidence continues to mount by the day – the Biden Crime Family has personally profited off Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats, and fraud. Joe Biden must not be allowed to continue to sit in the White House, selling out our country."
Steube hit President Biden with four charges, including abuse of power, obstruction of justice, fraud, and "financial involvement in drugs and prostitution."
Rep. Greg Steube just introduced 4 Articles of Impeachment against Joe Biden for alleged Bribery, Obstruction of Justice, Fraud and financial involvement in drugs and prostitution.
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"Robert Hunter Biden (Hunter Biden) and James Biden sold access to then Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (Joe Biden) while he was in office from 2009 to 2017 and sold promised access to a future Biden Presidential Administration while he was out of office from 2017 to 2021," the abuse of power charge read.
It added, "Hunter and James appear to have promised official actions by Joe Biden in return for payments and business opportunities from foreign and domestic business partners. Joe Biden assisted by making appearances, phone calls, meeting with the 'business partners,' and knowingly allowing his family members to promise access to him and actions by him in furtherance of these schemes."
The fourth charge, related to "drugs and prostitution," wasn't specific, but pointed to the Biden's comingled financial accounts that allegedly contributed to such illegal activities.
"Joe Biden and Hunter Biden have a long history of comingled and intertwined finances. Between 2010 and 2019 thousands of dollars of Biden family money was spent on illegal drug transactions and prostitution," Steube's impeachment charge read.
The Florida Republican's impeachment articles drew immediate reaction across social media.
"I’m not a lawyer but what is going on at the WH, DOJ and the Hill is egregious and insulting to the American people. Thank you, Mr. Steube. People have lost jobs for less," one X user wrote.
It'll be interesting to see who, if anyone, in House GOP leadership supports Steube on his mission.