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House Thwarts Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Attempt to Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

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Marjorie Taylor In a decisive Monday evening vote, the House dismissed an unlikely attempt by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The bipartisan vote of 209-201 referred the resolution to the House Homeland Security Committee, effectively thwarting Greene’s effort. Introduced as a “privileged” resolution, it mandated consideration on the floor within two legislative days. Despite gaining some GOP support, the measure was defeated with eight Republicans and all Democrats voting against it.

Greene’s Call for Action

“Enough is enough. We can’t wait anymore in Washington D.C.,” declared Greene on Thursday after introducing the resolution.

GOP Support and Opposition: Marjorie Taylor 

While some GOP members, including House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, expressed support for Mayorkas’s impeachment, the resolution faced strong resistance. Emmer emphasized on Sunday, “A vote to impeach Mayorkas is a vote to get our border under control. I’ll be voting to impeach.”

Internal GOP Divisions on Mayorkas Impeachment: Marjorie Taylor 

Calls to impeach Mayorkas, fueled by concerns over the southern border’s migrant crisis, revealed internal divisions within the House Republican conference. Critics, including Greene, contended that Mayorkas had failed in fulfilling his duties as Homeland Security secretary.

Shifting Focus: Impeachment Inquiry into President Biden

The fervor to impeach Mayorkas seemed to diminish with the initiation of House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The defeat of Greene’s resolution underscores a notable shift in focus among House Republicans, emphasizing their concentration on impeaching the president rather than targeting his Cabinet members.

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