The Biden Witch Hunt Brews

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images
Tina Nguyen
June 29, 2023

It’s eerily quiet in Washington right now: Congress is out for the next two weeks, the air quality is so bad that no one wants to go outside, and the long Fourth of July weekend is rolling in—traditionally a sacred time for the devout, freedom-loving Republican. The most ineffectual time, in other words, for House G.O.P. hardliners to publicly flex their power over Kevin McCarthy’s speakership by threatening multiple impeachment proceedings—some silly, some more serious—in a poorly organized effort to raze Joe Biden’s administration to the ground. 

The first salvo came earlier this month, when Lauren Boebert attempted to force a snap vote to impeach Biden, himself—a campaign that was derailed by a juvenile side-feud with her MAGA rival Marjorie Taylor Greene. At the moment, her resolution has been referred to two House committees—Homeland Security and Judiciary—and it’s unlikely that her specific line of inquiry will be pursued any further.