A push to impeach Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas was stymied on Monday when several House Republicans joined with Democrats in voting to refer the impeachment resolution to committee.
The total vote tally was 209-201 in favor of referring the resolution. This included eight Republicans joining with 201 Democrats to refer the resolution while 201 Republicans voted against the move, and 23 lawmakers did not vote, including 11 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said in a video that that four of the eight Republicans who joined Democrats in the vote serve on the House Judiciary Committee, which she said “is where my articles of impeachment on Secretary Mayorkas have been sitting, and collecting dust, for months … without movement.” She said that the resolution will now “once again collect dust.”
GOP Rep. Andy Biggs of Texas declared in a statement, “I am appalled by tonight’s decision to refer a motion to impeach Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to committee. This House leadership ploy kills any chance of impeaching Secretary Mayorkas.” Biggs noted, “I am disappointed in tonight’s results but will continue to fight for the American people and ensure America’s sovereignty remains intact.”
“DHS Secretary Mayorkas has intentionally failed to secure the border for nearly THREE YEARS. He deserves to be FIRED. Yet tonight, 8 Republicans voted with Democrats to kill @RepMTG’s resolution to impeach Mayorkas,” Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia tweeted.
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