In a dramatic turn of events on Capitol Hill, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congresswoman from Georgia, announced that she is conditioning government funding on the initiation of an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
In response to Rep. Greene’s statement, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates issued a stern warning. Bates emphasized the importance of avoiding a government shutdown, saying, “The last thing the American people deserve is for extreme House members to trigger a government shutdown that hurts our economy, undermines our disaster preparedness, and forces our troops to work without guaranteed pay.”
Bates further criticized those House Republicans who are supporting this stance, suggesting that they risk breaking their promise to the American public regarding government funding.
He implied that the prioritization of an impeachment inquiry over pressing national needs could be detrimental, remarking, “it would be a shame for them to break their word and fail the country because they caved to the hardcore fringe of their party in prioritizing a baseless impeachment stunt over high-stakes needs Americans care about deeply – like fighting fentanyl trafficking, protecting our national security, and funding FEMA.”