Eight House Republicans went to bat on Monday to defeat a move toward the impeachment of Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) proposed the measure, which would have sent the matter straight to a Senate trial if it had passed.
Greene brought the resolution to the table last week, asking for a vote.
The Republicans who joined Democrats to ax Greene’s measure are Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA), John Duarte (R-CA), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Mike Turner (R-OH), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ken Buck (R-CO) and Cliff Bentz (R-OR). In a final vote of 209-201, with a dozen Democrats and Republicans each sitting out the vote, Greene’s measure tanked.
MTG's brutal takedown on the House Floor moments before starting vote to IMPEACH Sec. Mayorkas might be one of the most savage reality checks ever… pic.twitter.com/6nQd25CO1R
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 14, 2023
Greene’s initiative didn’t come as a surprise, and she’s not the first to suggest Mayorkas be impeached as he continues to mismanage the border crisis — which may be putting lightly what Mayorkas actually did. Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for his impeachment nearly one year ago.
McCarthy said, “Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty. This is why today I am calling on the secretary to resign. If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure. And we will determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.”
But McCarthy later backpedaled on his promise.
McCarthy is on Fox News complaining about who’s coming across our border.
Perhaps there wouldn’t be as many people coming if you hadn’t refused to hold hearings to impeach Mayorkas as promised.
Opening our country to invasion is an impeachable act.
Anyone who allowed that to…
— JR Majewski (@JRMajewski) October 16, 2023
The Trump administration handed over a secure border, and Mayorkas — under the Biden administration — opened the floodgates to storm our nation with illegal immigrants.
Only a few months into Biden’s term, reports surfaced citing migrant facilities were at their brim, leading to migrant children being kept in unsafe conditions. Naturally, the open border policy has led to a surge in drug trafficking. Fentanyl overdoses have swept the nation and show no signs of slowing down.
Mayorkas has also been accused of lying under oath in testimony given to Congress. He continues to pretend the border situation is under good management as it spirals out of control. With roughly 260,000 border crossings in September alone, Mayorkas’ record-breaking oversight is beyond unnerving.
In the face of multiple calls for his resignation, Mayorkas has refused to step down from his position of authority. Nevertheless, the Republican party will continue to try to bring the situation to a head. Republicans failed to come together to support Greene’s motion to start the impeachment process this week — and she’s not going to let them forget it.
Shame on the 8 Republicans who voted with Democrats to kill my articles of impeachment against Secretary Mayorkas.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 14, 2023