The House of Representatives, which is led by the Republican Party, has taken yet another step toward impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas due to how poorly he has handled the crisis unfolding along the southern border, despite facing massive opposition by Democratic lawmakers and others within the Biden administration. Mayorkas and the rest of Biden’s ilk have essentially allowed the border to be open and as a result millions of illegal migrants have entered the country over the last three years.
Of course, the reason for allowing the border to be unsecured and to avoid enforcing immigration law is political in nature. Illegal immigrants are counted toward a state’s population, which means the more they have, the higher the population and the more representatives a state is allowed to have. I think you can see where I’m going with this.
Here’s more on this from the Daily Wire:
Members of the Homeland Security Committee voted along party lines to advance two articles of impeachment, one that alleges Mayorkas has “willfully and systemically refused to comply with Federal immigration laws,” and another that claims the secretary “breached the public trust” by making false statements, “knowingly” obstructed lawful oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, and made false statements to Congress.
The articles advanced out of committee at the end of a meeting that lasted roughly 15 hours as Democrats employed delaying tacticsand proposed amendments that Republicans deemed to be politicaland unrelated to the impeachable offenses. Eventually, the GOP blocked Democrats from offering more amendments, and the articles were approved 18-15 shortly after 1 a.m. in Washington, D.C.
“I am proud of the Committee for advancing these historic articles,” Chairman Mark Green, a Republican from Tennessee, remarked in a statement. “I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the right thing, put aside the politics, and agree that before we can fix Secretary Mayorkas’ mess, Congress must finally hold this man accountable.”
The debate and vote on the impeachment articles in the House could happen some time early next week. If the articles are approved, this would mark the first time a Cabinet member has been successfully impeached since 1876. However, it’s important to point out that while the GOP has a majority, it’s not a big one, and there is currently some doubt floating around the “rank-and-file” folk in the party.
Once it gets through the House they have to be approved by the Senate in order to get a conviction and since the Democrats are in control, that’s probably not going to happen.
The Homeland Security panel announced an investigation into Mayorkas’ alleged dereliction of duty at the U.S.-Mexico border in June of last year amid growing dismay over the flow of migrants into the country and fentanyl poisonings fueled by drug trafficking. Despite a push by some members, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), to impeach Mayorkas quickly, the committee managed to conduct a methodical probe which led to several interim reports and hearings that wrapped up earlier this month.
Democratic lawmakers are referring to the impeachment articles as a “political stunt,” however, there is a possibility that some on the left are actually in favor of the effort, especially when you look at the fact 14 Democratic members of the House recently broke away from their party to join with the GOP in a vote denouncing Biden’s “open-border policies” after a recent surge at the border resulted in blue states becoming overwhelmed with illegal immigrants.
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