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Eyeroll: Eight Republicans Help Dems Stop DHS Secretary Mayorkas Impeachment

Matt Margolis : Nov 14, 2023
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"Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas' dereliction of duty..." -Rep. Kevin McCarthy

[] Eight House Republicans helped Democrats thwart an attempt led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to begin impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. (Screengrab image)

Greene submitted the resolution for Mayorkas' impeachment last week, proposing a vote without the customary hearing or committee markup. If this resolution had passed, it would have expedited the impeachment process, sending the case directly to the Senate for a trial.

The eight Republicans who sided with the Democrats are Reps. Ken Buck (R-CO), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), John Duarte, (R-CA), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Cliff Bentz (R-OR), and Mike Turner (R-OH). The final vote was 209-201 against impeachment. Twenty-four members, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, didn't vote. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

Mayorkas has been a target for impeachment over his mishandling of the southern border. After inheriting a secure southern border, the Biden administration instituted open-border policies, creating a humanitarian and security crisis. Within months of Biden taking office, there were reports of overflowing migrant facilities and immigrant children being kept in deplorable conditions and reportedly sexually assaulted. This crisis has also seen a huge influx of fentanyl crossing the border and an unknown number of migrant children being sex trafficked. In addition to the border crisis, Mayorkas punished Border Patrol agents over whippings he knew never actually happened. He has been accused of lying under oath to Congress...

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