Adam Kinzinger warns that a GOP-run house could try to impeach Biden every week


Rep. Adam Kinzinger made his comments during an appearance on CNN’s “The Ax Files with David Axelrod” podcast.Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images

  • Adam Kinzinger said a GOP majority congress could try to impeach the president every week.

  • Kinzinger pointed to Marjorie Taylor Greene as someone who could lead that effort.

  • He also predicted that Rep. Kevin McCarthy would struggle to control the GOP’s far-right wing.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger believes a GOP-led House could eventually vote to impeach President Joe Biden “every week” if the party wins the midterm elections and takes control of Congress.

Kinzinger made this statement on a Monday episode of CNN’s podcast, “The Ax Files with David Axelrod.”

“Back in the day before we had all the crazies here — just some crazies — you know, with every vote we took, we had to relegate ObamaCare somehow,” he said.

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In 2017, Kinzinger voted in favor of the conservative-backed American Health Care Act over ObamaCare, saying the latter “had a detrimental effect on patient care.”

“That seems child’s play in terms of what Marjorie Taylor Greene is going to demand from Kevin McCarthy,” Kinzinger said, referring to the House Minority leader.

“They’re going to demand a vote to impeach President Biden every week,” he joked.

Kinzinger appeared to be referring to how Greene, a right-wing lawmaker from Georgia, has made impeaching Biden part of her official platform.

Greene has tabled resolutions in the House several times to impeach the president.

On January 21, 2021 — a day Biden took office — Greene filed a resolution to impeach the president, calling him a “threat to national security.” In August 2021, she also accused Biden of “dereliction of duty” over the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Greene filed a new resolution Monday to try to impeach Biden, accusing him of “endangering, compromising and undermining the energy security of the United States” by selling oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to foreign countries.

However, the sale of oil by the US to other countries is nothing new. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the US was a total petroleum grid exporter in 2020 and 2021.

During Monday’s podcast, Kinzinger speculated that McCarthy “couldn’t do much” even if he was nominated for Speaker.

There has been a push from the GOP’s far right to replace McCarthy, with figures like Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz angling to oust McCarthy in favor of Rep. Jim Jordan.

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Kinzinger said that in the event of a tight GOP majority, it would only take five or six Republicans to come together to remove McCarthy from the position of chairman.

“Any one of them can do that. And I know these Freedom Caucus members pretty well, and I know they have no problem turning their backs on McCarthy, and they will,” he added.

“I think it will be a very difficult majority for him to rule unless he just chooses to go crazy with them,” Kinzinger said, referring to his far-right GOP colleagues.

“In that case, you might see the rise of the silent, non-existent moderate Republican who might still exist, but I don’t know,” he added.

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