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Republican congressman seeks Biden impeachment over withholding aid to Israel

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A Florida Congressman formally filed an article of impeachment against President Joe Biden on Friday over his threat to withhold weapons from Israel.

Rep. Cory Mills, R-Fla., said Biden’s comments about withholding offensive weapons aid to Israel prompted the filing.

“In violation of his oath to faithfully execute the office of President and to uphold the Constitution, President Biden abused the powers of his office by soliciting a ‘quid pro quo’ with Israel while leveraging vital military aid for policy changes,” Mills said in a statement as reported by Fox News. “This egregious action not only compromised the credibility of the United States but also undermined the interests of our longstanding ally, Israel. Therefore, President Biden’s conduct warrants impeachment, trial, removal from office, and disqualification from holding any future office under the United States.”

Mills is a first-term Republican. Democrats hold a majority in the U.S. Senate, which would oversee an impeachment trial should the measure reach the upper chamber. The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict.

Two bombs were not shipped to Israel to send a political message from Biden, according to reports. In a TV interview Wednesday, the president said he was not sending weapons that could be used to assault Rafah, the last Hamas foothold in Gaza.