KEY POINTS

  • The newly minted congresswoman is a backer of the QAnon conspiracy theory
  • She voted against certifying the Electoral College votes for Biden last week
  • Greene said she plans to file articles of impeachment against Biden on Jan. 21

A follower of the QAnon group of conspiracy theorists, newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., says she will introduce articles of impeachment against Joe Biden immediately after he takes the presidential oath of office on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old former CrossFit gym owner won her seat in Georgia’s 14th district, one of the biggest Republican strongholds in the state, largely unchallenged after Democratic challenger Kevin Van Ausdal unofficially withdrew from the race months before the Nov. 3 election.

Greene defeated Van Ausdal by taking nearly 75% of the votes cast, and she has already turned heads in the House by publicly backing conspiracy theories and challenging face mask mandates. However, her latest move has even members of her own party cringing.

Via her Twitter account, Greene declared that she should would be filing articles of impeachment against Biden on Jan. 21, one day after his inauguration. The announcement immediately followed the second impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“It’s time to take a stand,” she stated late Wednesday. “I’m proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored.”

Appearing on conservative news broadcaster Newsmax, Greene said she was concerned about allegations that Biden may have been unduly influenced by foreign powers.

“We cannot have a president of the United States who is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies, so on January 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden,” she said.

Republicans last year sought to determine whether Hunter Biden, the president-elect’s second son, held a role on the board of directors at Ukrainian energy company Burisma that presented a conflict of interest with U.S. anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine while his father served as vice president.

A GOP report described Hunter’s position as “problematic,” though Democrats countered the Republican-led investigation uncovered no evidence of wrongdoing and no evidence that U.S. foreign policy on Ukraine was altered by his role with the energy company.

On China, Trump last year said Beijing should investigate Biden for allegedly taking government payoffs, a charge widely labeled as misleading.

Greene is an adherent to the far-right QAnon conspiracy, which brands Trump as a savior or sorts for allegedly waging a secret war against a global liberal cult of Satan-worshipping pedophiles. She was also among the handful of Republicans who voted last week against certifying the Electoral College votes that confirmed Biden as the 46th president.

The Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6, while  lawmakers were certifying the Electoral College vote, led to new articles of impeachment against Trump for inciting insurrection.

Ten House Republicans crossed party lines on Wednesday to vote for impeaching Trump, who is the first president ever to be impeached twice. In her no vote, Greene said it was Democrats who were responsible for unrest across the country.

The House of Representative is tasked with charging elected officials with crimes under articles of impeachment. Penalties are decided in the Senate. A House resolution on impeachment would have to move first through committee before it would be taken up by the full chamber.

It’s unlikely that any article filed by Greene would see the light of day given that Democrats will control both chambers of Congress.

Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Trump’s second impeachment in the House that he was open to convicting the president in the Senate after Biden becomes president, suggesting Republican’s like Greene are in their minority in continuing their challenge against the incoming president.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Marjorie Taylor Greene is pictured at an event endorsing Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Dallas, Georgia on Oct. 15, 2020. Photo: Dustin Chambers/Getty Images