Washington, DC – Yesterday, every single House Republican voted in favor of referring two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power and one for dereliction of duty — to House GOP committees for further study and based around xenophobic falsehoods and white nationalist conspiracies about the border and immigration. While some of the related reporting is focused on how Republican leadership ratcheted down the original plan by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) to proceed straight to a floor impeachment vote, the larger takeaways are not about process and procedure nor Republican moderation.
America’s Voice has highlighted the “larger sobering reality and dangerous implications” of House Republicans’ impeachment push,” reminding that the ongoing focus shouldn’t just be about intra-GOP drama but also recognize the reality that the sham and doomed impeachment effort relied on “white nationalist talking points on ‘replacement’ and ‘invasion’ – the same false conspiracies and xenophobic disinformation that has been linked to the mass-shootings in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and El Paso.”
The following is a statement from Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director of America’s Voice
“Yesterday, every single House Republican voted to move forward impeachment articles against the President of the United States based around a false and deadly white nationalist conspiracy theory.
So no, this isn’t a story about Republicans reining in one of its most extreme and vile MAGA Members – it’s instead a reminder about how the entire Republican Party has been hijacked by its extremists and is unanimous in voting to advance extremist and dangerous disinformation.
In response to their predictions of post-Title 42 border chaos not coming true and in response to the conviction of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooter and the reminder about the dangerous consequences of mainstreaming ‘replacement’ and ‘invasion’ language, Republicans are changing exactly nothing. They are proceeding with a sham impeachment based on false talking points about an open border, an immigrant invasion, and a plot by Democrats and Jews to replace white people. Every Republican joined in, including GOP leadership, the 18 House Republicans in Biden-voting districts, such as Reps. Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), David Valadao (R-CA), and Mike Garcia (R-CA) representing Latino and immigrant-heavy districts, and the few lone GOP voices occasionally calling out their colleagues’ anti-immigrant hostility. All are complicit and dragging us in a dangerous and divisive direction.”