Republicans, who hope to take control of the House and Senate in November, have already begun preparing the ground for what many of them consider a top priority next year: impeachment of US President Joe Biden, The Hill reports.
A number of mainstream conservatives have already introduced articles of impeachment against the president in the current Congress. They accuse Biden of committing crimes against the state because of his actions on a range of issues affecting border enforcement, the coronavirus pandemic and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
These resolutions never had a chance to see the light of day while Democrats held control of the lower house.
But with Republicans expected to win a majority in the House of Representatives in the midterms, many of those same conservatives want to use their new potential powers to oust a president they see as unfit for office.
The conservative impeachment campaign is reminiscent of the one mounted by liberals four years ago when Democrats took control of the House in 2019 under then-President Trump.