Republican congressional candidate Vernon Jones has said he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on his first day in Congress if he’s elected.
The Trump-endorsed Jones took to Twitter on Wednesday and appeared to pledge to bring forward articles of impeachment, adding he would vote for former President Donald Trump to become speaker of the House of Representatives.
Some Republicans have also suggested that President Biden could face impeachment if the GOP wins control of the House in November, with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) saying there were “multiple grounds” to consider it.
“On Day One in Congress, I’ll file Articles of Impeachment against both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for betrayal of public trust,” Jones tweeted.
“Then I’ll cast my vote for President Trump to be Speaker and invite my colleagues to join me. It’s time to throw out the old playbook,” he added.
According to the order of presidential succession, if both the president and vice president were removed from office, the speaker of the House would then become president.
Jones is not alone in expressing a willingness to bring articles of impeachment against Biden. Both Representatives Lauren Boebert of Colorado’s 3rd district and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia’s 14th district have introduced articles of impeachment.
Jones was formerly a Democrat and served as CEO of DeKalb County, Georgia from 2001 to 2009. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2017 to 2021.