House Republicans Drafting Biden Articles of Impeachment over Israel Aid Cutoff Threat

GOP Representative Cory Mills of Florida is preparing articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden over his threat to hart American offensive aid to Israel, said the first-term lawmakers Thursday. 

Rep. Mills accused Biden of forcing Israel into a “quid pro quo” situation by leveraging U.S. dollars against actions of the Israeli government’s Gaza actions, drawing parallels to the first impeachment of former President Trump over the handling of aid to Ukraine by Democrats.

“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,” said Mills.

“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 an obvious 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 finished.

President Joe Biden made the risky request to the government of Israel in a CNN interview that aired Wednesday evening as it prepares for a ground invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza. The city is currently home to over a million Palestinians who left other parts of the Gaza Strip, where Israel continues to conduct its mission to eliminate the terrorist group Hamas.

In the interview, the president said Israel would continue to receive support from the United States for its defensive systems, like the Iron Dome. However, he added, “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.”

Biden’s remarks sparked a fury of backlash from the GOP and moderate Dems

Biden’s comments cued a flurry of backlash from the GOP and some more moderate Democrats. Several more Republican legislators voiced support for impeaching Biden following his decision. They argued there are similarities to the withholding of weapons aid to Ukraine by Trump in exchange for announcing an investigation into the Biden family.

GOP Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia called for the House to immediately open an impeachment inquiry, arguing Biden was motivated for purely political reasons.

“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 move to condition U.S. aid to Israel is to appease radical leftists and Hamas sympathizers ahead of the 2024 election,” said Clyde. “The House must immediately open an impeachment inquiry due to the president’s disastrous decision to play politics with national security.”

According to Republican Representative Jim Banks of Indiana, “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 Bidenm, including the deadline withdrawal in Afghanistan and allowing more than 9 million illegal immigrants to invade our southern border.”

It’s very unlikely for the push to reach the Senate trial level, with the House’s ongoing impeachment trial continuing to search for smoking gun evidence amidst the massive number of accusations of bribery and improper behavior.

It demonstrates the soaring tensions that have taken over Washington in the middle of Israel’s war against Hamas following the terrorist group’s attack on October 7.

GOP Representative Darrell Issa of California stopped shy of calling for impeachment. However, he said, “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.”

Thursday a.m., Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton posted on X, “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.”

When the White House was contacted for comment from Fox News Digital on remarks made by White House national security communications adviser John Kirby Thursday morning, he said, “The president and his team have been clear for several weeks that we do not support a major ground operation in Rafah, where more than a million people are sheltering with nowhere safe to go. We propose alternative methods of defeating Hamas that do not involve a major ground operation in Rafah. Those conversations with the Israeli government are ongoing. The president said yesterday that if Israel, in fact, proceeds with a major ground operation in Rafah, he will not provide certain categories of weapons to support such an operation. The Israeli government has understood this for some time now.”