House GOP Members Shutdown Impeachment Of Mayorkas
On Monday night, the House of Representatives voted on a contentious issue - the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The resolution, which was introduced by Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia as a privileged motion, was ultimately referred to the committee with a vote of 209-201. This effectively put an end to the resolution, as it is unlikely to be taken up by the committee.
The move to impeach Mayorkas has been a topic of discussion among Republicans for some time now, with concerns about his handling of the southern border being raised even before the Republican takeover of the House. Greene has been particularly vocal about impeaching Mayorkas, and in July, the Republican Study Committee also threw its support behind the idea.
The vote on Monday night has caused quite a stir, with Fox News's Chad Pergram calling it the "gentleperson's agreement" to kill the impeachment resolution. This has sparked a reaction on social media, with both Greene and Mayorkas trending.
Greene has been actively posting about the impeachment articles, which she claims to have had sitting for months. She has been urging for the impeachment of not just Mayorkas, but also other members of the Biden administration, including President Joe Biden himself.
The GOP isn’t even unified on firing Mayorkas over the disaster at the border…the party is a disaster. https://t.co/ffygzL0pYA
— Mark Naughton (@MarkNaughton9) November 14, 2023
The vote has also resulted in the trending of "Mayorkas" and "8 Republicans." This is in reference to the eight Republicans who voted to refer the resolution to the committee, essentially ending any further action on it. These eight Republicans have faced backlash from Greene and her supporters, with the congresswoman warning them that their actions will not be forgotten.
In a video message, Greene expressed her disappointment with the vote and accused the eight Republicans of choosing to support the Democrats instead of standing with their Republican colleagues. She also warned them that their actions would have consequences and that they would not be able to hide from those consequences when it was time for reelection.
The resolution to impeach Mayorkas has been a highly contentious issue, with Democrats criticizing it as a baseless attack on a member of the Biden administration. Mayorkas has received support from fellow Democrats, who have defended his handling of the situation at the southern border.
Despite the failure of the impeachment resolution, it is clear that the issue of immigration and border control remains a pressing concern for both Republicans and Democrats. The vote on Monday night serves as a reminder of the deep divide between the two parties on this issue, and it is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.