- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Rep. Cory Mills plans to expand upon his “quid pro quo” impeachment effort against President Biden, and will meet with House Speaker Mike Johnson on Thursday to bolster his case.

Mr. Mills, Florida Republican, filed his impeachment resolution against Mr. Biden on Monday, accusing the president of engaging in a quid pro quo by threatening to withhold weapons shipments to Israel in order to get Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to change his military strategy around the Gaza city of Rafah.

The lawmaker said Wednesday that he will meet with Mr. Johnson, Louisiana Republican, to improve his impeachment push.

“I have talked to Mike Johnson just now and we’re actually going to sit down tomorrow and go over how we can actually strengthen language,” Mr. Mills told The Washington Times.

The Times reached out to Mr. Johnson’s office for comment on the meeting.

Republicans already have an impeachment inquiry open against Mr. Biden over his business dealings and their ties to foreign powers, but Mr. Mills noted that his effort and the other being carried out by the House Oversight and Accountability, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees were two separate cases.

Mr. Mills added that he plans to build out his impeachment articles after conversations with other House Republicans in order to gain traction with lawmakers who may be skeptical.

He argued that there were multiple impeachable offenses carried out by the president beyond his so-called quid pro quo with Israel. He accused Mr. Biden of violating the Constitution when he bypassed the Supreme Court to cancel student loan debt, which Mr. Mills said was done to “buy votes.”

He also contended that Mr. Biden was ignoring his constitutional duty by not upholding that law at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I think there’s multiple things, as well as for his inability to faithfully uphold his actual duties of his oath of office,” Mr. Mills said. “And so, there’s a multitude of reasoning for this.”

• Alex Miller can be reached at amiller@washingtontimes.com.

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