Babin calls for Biden impeachment
Last updated 9/28/2021 at 8:06pm
Republican U.S. Representative Brian Babin, the Woodville dentist who represents Orange County in Congress, signed on to help lead an effort to impeach President Joe Biden.
Passage of the resolution, led by Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs, isn’t expected to succeed as the Democrats control both houses of Congress.
The resolution accuses Biden of breaking his oath of office by failing to secure the border, failing as Commander-in-Chief in the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and extending the moratorium on evictions despite acknowledging it was unconstitutional to do so.
“Since Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden has done nothing but launch our nation into a state of retrograde and increased vulnerability while thwarting the rule of law at every turn,” Babin said in the Sept. 23 announcement.
“He has failed miserably at his duties as Commander-in-Chief and violated his oath of office to defend the U.S. Constitution.”
Babin, elected to Congress with the help of the Tea Party in 2014, has been one of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters since he won the 2016 election.
He voted on Jan. 6 to reject results certifying the 2020 election of Biden over Trump.
Babin, who voted twice against impeaching Trump, echoed Trump’s unfounded allegations of voter fraud.
He appeared on right-wing TV networks numerous times in support of what Democrats call “The Big Lie” and urged Trump supporters to come to Washington Jan. 6 for a “Stop The Steal” rally.
Thousands who attended that rally followed Trump’s direction to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol and laid siege on the building.
It was the first attack on the U.S. Capitol since the British did it during the War of 1812, forcing evacuation of the House and Senate members as they met to certify the election results.
Five people died as a result of January’s action and federal officials have made more than 600 arrests.
Babin was one of four Representatives to initially back Gibbs’ resolution for Biden’s impeachment. Randy Weber of Friendswood, whose district includes Jefferson County, was another.
Babin listed a number of ways in which he says Biden “has failed miserably” and violated his oath of office to defend the U.S. Constitution.
They included halting construction of Trump’s border wall and “releasing thousands of undocumented migrants infected with COVID-19 into our country; “overreaching his presidential authority” in extending the federal eviction moratorium; and “aiding and abetting the Taliban” in the American pull-out from 20 years of fighting and occupation of Afghanistan.