Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) appeared defensive after being referred to as a part of the “hardcore fringe” of the Republican get together following her vow to vote towards authorities funding if Home Republicans don’t open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
The Georgia lawmaker claimed she was being persecuted for having “the audacity” to ask questions as she railed towards the White Home in a Saturday thread on X, the social media platform previously referred to as Twitter.
“The White House is attacking me for demanding an impeachment inquiry before I’ll vote to fund one penny to our over bloated $32 TRILLION dollar in debt failing government,” Greene simmered.
Final week, the far-right Home member pledged to dam funding to stop a authorities shut-down if her repeated requires impeachment aren’t heeded. She additionally claimed she’d withdraw her vote if any extra federal funding was supplied for the warfare in Ukraine or for COVID-19 vaccines.
Nonetheless, Greene appeared assured she had “evidence” on her facet to benefit an inquiry.
“We have the evidence they have desperately been trying to hide to just ask the question,” she continued. “Should we inquire? Should we just take a look? Dare we investigate further? The answer is YES but the White House is outraged at my audacity to demand it.”
Greene continued to lambaste Biden insurance policies on border safety, the economic system and the warfare in Ukraine in her subsequent tweets, the place she called the president a “corrupt criminal mentally incompetent old man.”
A White Home spokesperson dismissed Greene’s threats as pure noise in an announcement on Thursday, the place they referred to as the legislator a member of the correct’s “hardcore fringe” faction.
“The last thing the American people deserve is for extreme House members to trigger a government shutdown that hurts our economy, undermines our disaster preparedness, and forces our troops to work without guaranteed pay,” spokesperson Andrew Bates advised The Hill.
Whereas Speaker of the Home Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) has beforehand endorsed the concept of investigations into Biden and his household, final week he advised Brietbart Information that Republicans wouldn’t provoke any motion and not using a vote from the total Home of Representatives.
“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes,” he mentioned. “The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives.”