House GOP drafting Biden impeachment articles over Israel aid cutoff threat

FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Cory Mills, R-Fla., is getting ready impeachment articles towards President Biden over his threat to halt U.S. offensive aid to Israel, the first-term lawmaker informed Fox News Digital on Thursday.

Mills accused Biden of forcing Israel right into a “quid pro quo” scenario by leveraging U.S. {dollars} towards the Israeli authorities’s actions in Gaza, drawing parallels to Democrats’ first impeachment of former President Trump over his dealing with of Ukraine aid.

“The House has no choice but to impeach President ‘Quid pro Joe’ Biden. As Vice President, Biden was caught threatening to withhold funding and aid to Ukraine unless they fired the attorney general investigating Burisma, a company financially benefiting his son Hunter, not to mention the 10% share for ‘the big guy’ himself,” Mills stated in a press release.

“Now, Joe Biden is pressuring Israel, our biggest ally in the Middle East, by pausing their funding that has already been approved in the House, if they don’t stop all operations with Hamas. It’s a very clear message, ‘this for that.’

“These are the same accusations made against President Trump, which resulted in his impeachment by Democrats. The same must happen for Joe Biden, which is why we’re drawing up articles of impeachment now,” Mills completed.

Rep. Cory Mills tells Fox News Digital that he is preparing impeachment articles against President Biden over his recent Israel threat.
Rep. Cory Mills tells Fox News Digital that he’s getting ready impeachment articles towards President Biden over his latest Israel threat. CQ-Roll Call, Inc by way of Getty Images

Biden made the high-stakes ultimatum to Israel’s authorities in a CNN interview that aired Wednesday evening because it prepares for a floor invasion of the southern Gaza metropolis of Rafah. The metropolis is at present dwelling to greater than 1,000,000 Palestinians who left different elements of the Gaza Strip, the place Israel has performed its mission to eradicate the terrorist group Hamas.

Biden stated Israel would proceed to see U.S. assist for its defensive methods, just like the Iron Dome, within the CNN interview. He added, nevertheless, “if they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah, to deal with the cities, that deal with that problem.”

The remarks prompted a flurry of backlash from Republicans and a few average Democrats. Several extra GOP lawmakers voiced assist for impeaching Biden over the choice, arguing there are parallels to Trump’s withholding of weapons aid to Ukraine in change for asserting an investigation into the Biden household.

Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., known as on the House to open a right away impeachment inquiry, arguing that Biden was motivated by political causes.

Mills accused Biden of forcing Israel into a "quid pro quo" situation
Mills accused Biden of forcing Israel right into a “quid pro quo” scenario AP

“Given Democrats’ Trump-Ukraine precedent, President Biden’s decision to withhold lethal aid to our ally, Israel, for political gain is undoubtedly an impeachable offense. Clearly, the nefarious motive behind our commander in chief’s move to condition U.S. aid to Israel is to appease radical leftists and Hamas sympathizers ahead of the 2024 election,” Clyde stated. “The House must immediately open an impeachment inquiry due to the president’s disastrous decision to play politics with national security.”

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., informed Fox News Digital, “The Democrats made their bed, and now they’re [lying] in it. This is just the latest on a long list of reasons to impeach Biden, including the deadline withdrawal in Afghanistan and allowing more than 9 million illegal immigrants to invade our southern border.”

It’s extremely unlikely for the push to succeed in the extent of a Senate trial, with the House’s present ongoing impeachment inquiry into Biden nonetheless looking for smoking gun proof amid a mountain of accusations of improper conduct and bribery. 

Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on buildings near the wall between Egypt and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, May 7.
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on buildings close to the wall between Egypt and Rafah within the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, May 7. AP

But it exhibits the sky-high tensions which have taken over Washington amid Israel’s warfare on Hamas after the terrorist group’s Oct. 7 assault.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., stopped wanting calling for impeachment, however stated, “The president is essentially threatening an arms embargo on our closest ally in the Middle East that is fighting a terror army holding American citizens hostage. Withholding critical munitions that Congress appropriated and Biden himself signed into law is wrong.”

The first member of Congress to make the decision was Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., posting on X early on Thursday morning, “The House has no choice but to impeach Biden based on the Trump-Ukraine precedent of withholding foreign aid to help with reelection. Only with Biden, it’s true.”

Fox News Digital has reached out to the White House for remark.

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