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Republican congresswoman says the White House is attacking her for refusing vote until impeachment inquiry

 September 4, 2023

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) defended her recent statements against biting White House critiques, asserting she would oppose government funding if the House of Representatives doesn't initiate an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, as Fox News reported.

Greene's Resolute Stance

House Republicans are contemplating a vote on launching an impeachment inquiry into the president, spurred by claims of corruption linked to foreign business transactions involving his son, Hunter Biden.

They argue Hunter leveraged his father's vice-presidential position to sway business agreements in Ukraine and other regions.

Greene has asserted that she will withhold her vote on government expenditure to prevent a shutdown if the House decides against pursuing an impeachment inquiry.

In a message on X (previously Twitter), Greene expressed her firm stance: "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."

She argued that there exists crucial evidence that has been deliberately concealed, warranting an investigation.

"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," she added.

White House Perspective

The White House responded directly to Greene's remarks, which she voiced during a Floyd County Town Hall.

In her address, she articulated that she will not support "Biden's weaponization of government," funding unless Congress endorses an impeachment inquiry against the President, restricts government overreaches, annuls any COVID-19-related mandates, and ceases funding Ukraine's conflict with Russia, as The Hill reported.

Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman, described Greene as representing the more "hardcore fringe" portion of the Republican Party.

He emphasized, "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."

Potential Impeachment Inquiry and Funding Deadline

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) has discussed the possibility of advancing an impeachment inquiry targeting Biden, particularly focusing on alleged international business malfeasance by his family.

However, McCarthy has maintained that no such process will commence unless and until an official House vote is held. Such a vote might be on the horizon as the legislative session is set to reconvene this month.

The looming deadline of Sept. 30 to finalize government funding casts a shadow over these debates.

McCarthy has told GOP members in the House that a temporary measure could be used to bridge the potential funding gap.

This would be done to stave off a potential government shutdown while both chambers of Congress — the GOP-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate — strive to finalize a lasting budget agreement.

With the onset of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, the pressure is mounting, as the approval of funding is crucial to ensure federal offices remain operational.