White House goes to war with Marjorie Taylor Greene for warning she won’t vote to avoid a government shutdown until Joe is impeached over any links to son Hunter’s business deals
The White House goes to war with Marjorie Taylor Greene for warning she won’t vote to avoid a government shutdown until Joe is impeached over any ties to son Hunter’s business deals
- MTG listed its demands on Thursday to help avoid a government shutdown
- They include an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden
- The White House hit back at ‘extreme House members’ and a ‘hardcore fringe’
The White House on Thursday evening condemned the Republican Party’s “hardcore fringe” after Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said she would not vote to fund the administration this month unless an impeachment inquiry was launched against President Joe Biden.
Republicans in Congress are considering an investigation as they examine Biden’s family finances.
Without a new spending deal, state funding will run out on Sept. 30, sending federal workers home and shutting down agencies.
White House spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement Thursday evening: “The last thing the American people deserve is for extreme members of the House of Representatives to trigger a government shutdown that hurts our economy, undermines our disaster preparedness and forces our troops to work without guarantees. pay.
The White House on Thursday night condemned the Republican Party’s “hardcore fringe” after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she would not vote to fund the administration this month unless an impeachment inquiry was launched against President Joe Biden
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday laid out her demands to help prevent a government shutdown, including launching an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden
The Republicans in the House of Representatives responsible for keeping the government open have already made a promise to the American public about government funding, and it would be a shame for them to break their word and abandon the country, because they in prioritizing their party’s hardcore fringe. an unwarranted high-stakes impeachment stunt needs a lot of attention from Americans — like fighting the fentanyl trade, protecting our national security, and funding FEMA.”
Greene has promoted bizarre conspiracy theories and occupied territory on the far right of her party.
On Thursday, she used a post on X, the platform formally known as Twitter, to announce she would not vote to fund the government if the House of Representatives did not launch an impeachment inquiry.
She added other conditions, including ending funding for the war in Ukraine and what she called the government’s “armamentation.”
She’s not the only Republican to threaten to block funding.
Earlier this week, Representative James Comer, who leads the Republican inquiry into Biden’s family finances, said an impeachment inquiry “is imminent” and that he will use a subpoena to obtain emails Joe Biden sent under a pseudonym when he was vice president.
The House Oversight Committee chairman is chasing allegations that Biden and his foreign connections were central to his son’s money-making efforts.
“Joe Biden’s role in this program for spreading family influence continues to grow daily,” Comer told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday.
“I mean, he was at the center of this.”
Republicans believe Hunter Biden used his father’s foreign connections to enrich himself when Joe Biden was vice president. The White House says the two have never done business together
Deputy James Comer (left), who leads the Republican inquiry into Biden’s family finances, says an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden is ‘imminent’
The White House insists Biden was never involved in son Hunter’s affairs and on Thursday dismissed Comer’s latest accusations as lies.
But recent revelations that Biden may have used a pseudonym in nearly 5,400 emails, electronic records and documents while he was vice president have given Republicans a new line of inquiry.
“I think there is now a consensus at our conference that we should conduct an impeachment inquiry,” Comer said.
“Obviously that’s Speaker McCarthy’s decision, but I feel like we’re here now.
“I have a feeling that’s imminent and I believe that will be a tool in our toolbox when we go to court with our subpoena.”
Meanwhile, the federal government is approaching its funding deadline.
The White House is looking for an emergency measure to keep things running.
A spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget said: “It is clear that next month a continued short-term solution will be needed.”