The political atmosphere in Washington, D.C. was shaken Thursday morning when House Republicans, led by Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL), unexpectedly introduced new articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden. This action was in response to recent remarks by Biden concerning U.S. military aid to Israel, which GOP lawmakers are characterizing as a “quid pro quo” threat linked to Israel’s military operations in Gaza.

Mills accused Biden of pressuring Israel by linking offensive aid to their military strategy in the Gaza Strip.“The House has no choice but to impeach President ‘Quid pro Joe’ Biden,” Mills told Fox News Digital. “As Vice President, Biden was caught threatening to withhold funding and aid to Ukraine unless they fired the attorney general investigating Burisma, a company financially benefiting his son Hunter, not to mention the 10% share for ‘the big guy’ himself.”

Drawing a parallel to the impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump over the temporary withholding of Ukraine aid, Mills noted further that Biden is pressuring “our biggest ally in the Middle East.” He added, “Joe Biden is pressuring Israel by pausing their funding that has already been approved in the House if they don’t stop all operations with Hamas. It’s a very clear message, ‘this for that.’”

In a CNN interview that aired Wednesday night, President Biden issued an ultimatum regarding U.S. military support to Israel. While he reaffirmed continued support for defensive systems like the Iron Dome, he warned that the U.S. would withhold offensive weapons if Israel expanded its ground operations into Rafah, a densely populated city in southern Gaza, where  one million Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict started by their Hamas government currently live.

“If they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah,” Biden said. “To deal with the cities, to deal with that problem.” The remarks drew sharp criticism from Republican lawmakers, who likened Biden’s actions to Trump’s Ukraine aid saga.

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) called for an immediate impeachment inquiry, noting, “Given Democrats’ Trump-Ukraine precedent, President Biden’s decision to withhold lethal aid to our ally, Israel, for political gain is undoubtedly an impeachable offense. Clearly, the nefarious motive behind our commander-in-chief’s move to condition U.S. aid to Israel is to appease radical leftists and Hamas sympathizers ahead of the 2024 election. The House must immediately open an impeachment inquiry due to the president’s disastrous decision to play politics with national security.”

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) made a similar observation. “The Democrats made their bed, and now they’re [lying] in it,” he stated. “This is just the latest on a long list of reasons to impeach Biden, including the deadline withdrawal in Afghanistan and allowing more than 9 million illegal immigrants to invade our southern border.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) didn’t call for impeachment but expressed his strong disapproval of Biden’s stance. “The president is essentially threatening an arms embargo on our closest ally in the Middle East that is fighting a terror army holding American citizens hostage,” Issa said. “Withholding critical munitions that Congress appropriated and Biden himself signed into law is wrong.”

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