Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on Wednesday appeared to threaten to pursue the impeachment of President Biden if he started a war with Iran. Massie posted a video from 2007 on X of then-Senator Biden threatening President George W. Bush with impeachment if he went to war with Iran without congressional approval.
"I made it clear to the president that if he takes this nation to war in Iran without congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him," Biden said in the video.
In his post, Massie wrote: "In 2007, Sen. Biden put the President on notice that he would impeach him for going to war with Iran without Congressional approval. Consider this your notice [President Biden]."
In 2007, Sen. Biden put the President on notice that he would impeach him for going to war with Iran without Congressional approval.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 31, 2024
Consider this your notice @POTUS @joebiden. pic.twitter.com/NzEnLz5qP1
Massie’s post came amid reports that President Biden is planning to launch a weeks-long bombing campaign that could target Iranian assets outside of Iran in response to the drone attack in Jordan that killed three US troops.
The Pentagon has admitted it has no evidence Iran was involved in the drone attack beyond its arming of the Shia militias the US believes was responsible.
Another comment Biden made during the Trump administration related to Iran has surfaced amid the tensions.
"Let’s be clear: Donald Trump does not have the authority to take us into war with Iran without Congressional approval. A president should never take this nation to war without the informed consent of the American people," he tweeted on January 6, 2020, a few days after Trump killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani by drone strike in Baghdad.
Biden has come under criticism from some members of Congress for launching strikes against the Houthis in Yemen without congressional approval, but he has continued to bomb the country.