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Marjorie Taylor Greene Worries Struggle Will Distract From Biden’s Impeachment

GOP Consultant Marjorie Taylor Greene is blaming the mainstream media for being too “obsessive about conflict in overseas nations” and guarantees extra purported proof in President Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry.

Greene’s criticism comes as Israel continues its airstrikes on Gaza amid expectations of a floor offensive within the wake of the October 7 assault by the militant wing of Hamas that killed over 1,400 folks within the nation, in keeping with the Related Press. Throughout the two-week-old conflict, Israel has acquired sturdy assist from Biden, most lately throughout his latest journey to the Center East.

The conflict in Ukraine is continuous practically 18 months after Russia invaded the nation in February 2022. Greene has persistently been one of many extra outspoken members of Congress who oppose additional U.S. assist for Ukraine. The U.S. has offered the Ukrainians with extra funding for weapons and protection sources than another nation.

“Information you hardly know bc the mainstream information is obsessive about conflict in overseas nations: Oversight Committee launched a $200,000 examine written to Joe Biden from his brother James Biden from Americore – cash laundering,” Greene wrote on X (previously Twitter) on Monday. “And we now have extra coming within the impeachment inquiry.”

Newsweek reached out to Greene through electronic mail for remark.

Home Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has led the investigation into the Biden household because the GOP took majority management of the chamber in January.

The committee has alleged that the president acquired “shady” loans totaling $600,000 from a failing hospital firm primarily based on claims that his household identify would “open doorways” and will assist safe a “giant funding from the Center East.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks with reporters exterior of a gathering with Home Republicans on the U.S. Capitol Constructing on October 19. Greene mentioned Monday on social media that overseas wars are distracting People from the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
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Ian Sams, the White Home spokesman for oversight and investigations, mentioned the mortgage examine in query was made out to Joe Biden and was clearly labeled as a “mortgage reimbursement” carried out earlier than he was elected president.

“As even some Home Republicans themselves have mentioned, that is ‘failure theater’ that’s meant to be a ‘shiny object’ to distract folks from how they’re incapable of doing the fundamentals of governing,” Sams informed Newsweek on Monday. “It is no coincidence they rushed out a brand new distraction mere minutes after one more failed [House] speaker vote.”

He continued: “As an alternative of getting their act collectively and doing the work of the American folks, they’re pushing out extra false smears in opposition to President Biden regardless of their very own proof but once more debunking their false claims. After rummaging by means of 1000’s of pages of a non-public citizen’s financial institution data, they’ve once more turned up zero proof of wrongdoing by President Biden—and that is as a result of there may be none.”

Sams added that “this whole train has change into a self-debunking wild goose chase that is solely turning up proof that President Biden did nothing fallacious.”

George Washington College regulation professor Jonathan Turley, a witness who testified within the impeachment hearings in opposition to Invoice Clinton and Donald Trump, mentioned in September when the Biden inquiry was opened that he doesn’t imagine “the proof at present meets the usual of a excessive crime and misdemeanor wanted for an article of impeachment.”