Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) didn’t maintain again when requested about conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and her relentless push to question President Joe Biden.
MSNBC’s Jen Psaki famous a shift in tone from Greene, who over the weekend posted on X (previously Twitter) that there shouldn’t be a “rush” impeachment vote.
However Buck ― a staunch conservative and a member of the hardline Freedom Caucus ― identified that Greene filed to question Biden someday after he was sworn into workplace.
“The concept that that she is now the knowledgeable on impeachment or that she is somebody who ought to set the timing on impeachment is absurd,” he mentioned.
Impeachment, he added, ought to come if and when there may be proof of a excessive crimes and misdemeanors.
“That doesn’t exist proper now,” he mentioned.
Buck mentioned a number of committees are investigating Hunter Biden, however “there may be not a robust connection at this level” to the president and urged lawmakers to concentrate on points which can be vital.
Greene, an in depth ally of Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), has previously referred to as for a “nationwide divorce” splitting purple states from blue. She’s additionally shared wild and unhinged conspiracy theories, and final 12 months spoke at a white nationalist occasion.
However she’s additionally had a testy relationship with not less than a few of her fellow Republicans, and over the summer time was given the boot from the Freedom Caucus.
“She has constantly attacked different members of the Freedom Caucus in an irresponsible method, and because of that she was kicked out of the Freedom Caucus,” Buck advised NBC Information on the time, including that “she shouldn’t be a member.”
Final week, Greene slammed Buck for failing to object to the 2020 election, for defending the therapy of these jailed because of the Jan. 6 2021 assault on the Capitol, and for his refusal to again impeachment.
Buck fired again on “The George Brauchler Present.”
“After I was educating regulation college, I discovered and taught sure constitutional ideas. When Marjorie Taylor Greene was educating CrossFit, she discovered a complete completely different set of values evidently,” he mentioned.
“The Structure says Congress ‘shall rely the votes.’ It doesn’t say Congress ‘might overturn an election outcome,’” he added. “It doesn’t say Congress can do regardless of the heck it needs with this election. ‘Shall rely the votes.’ That’s what the Structure says. In her CrossFit class perhaps they didn’t cowl that.”
See extra of his dialog with Psaki under: