The worst thing you can do to a politician is take away their power. One is about to learn that the hard way.
And these impeachment rumors rocked Capitol Hill to its core.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) submitted a resolution on Thursday to demand a vote on impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas following the deaths of two of her constituents in a car accident involving a suspected human smuggler.
Mayorkas was accused of “high crimes and misdemeanors” by the congresswoman during a statement on the House floor.
Mayorkas “willfully abandoned his duty” to secure the border and “protect states against invasion” by illegal immigrants, she claimed.
She also chastised the secretary for failing to stop the flow of hazardous drugs like fentanyl into the US, among other things.
BREAKING: I just filed privileged Articles of Impeachment on Secretary Mayorkas.
Yesterday, two Americans from my district in Dalton, GA were killed in a high-speed head-on collision at the hands of human traffickers smuggling illegal aliens into this country.
They had 5 kids… pic.twitter.com/JHbYYLpElp
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 9, 2023
Because her resolution is privileged, the GOP-led House is required to act on it within two legislative days, implying that this effort will go further than past attempts to impeach Mayorkas.
It was unclear how much support Greene’s resolution would receive from her colleagues, while Republicans have long blasted Mayorkas for his handling of the border.
Mayorkas, according to new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), has “committed impeachable offenses.”
However, Johnson stated in an interview with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that “we only have so much time and resources to go after that,” as the House is currently investigating President Joe Biden for impeachment.
Greene slammed Mayorkas on Wednesday after a tragedy in Texas killed two of her district’s residents when, according to investigators, a suspected human trafficker driving a car full of Hondurans careened into their vehicle while escaping authorities.
Jose Lerma, 67, and Isabel Lerma, 65, of Dalton, Georgia, have been identified as the victims.
“This is unacceptable! Alejandro Mayorkas is derelict of his duty to secure our Southern border and my constituents are dying!!” Greene stated in a message to X.
On Thursday, she vented her rage, stating the victims “had 5 kids who will never get to say goodbye.”
Greene added: “The utter disregard for American life displayed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas can no longer be ignored. The time for more hearings and phases is over. Americans are getting murdered just traveling to see their families. Lives have been lost forever. Everyone should care. This is not a political issue. That’s why I just introduced privileged Articles to IMPEACH Secretary Mayorkas.”
On Thursday, The Daily Wire contacted out to the Department of Homeland Security for comment on Greene’s resolution.
“While the House Majority has wasted months trying to score points with baseless attacks, Secretary Mayorkas has been doing his job and working to keep Americans safe,” a DHS spokesperson said in response.
“Under his leadership, the Department of Homeland Security is stopping unprecedented amounts of fentanyl from entering the country, countering threats from the Chinese government, helping communities recover from natural disasters, and working to protect our nation from cyberattacks, terrorism, and targeted violence,” the spokesperson added.
“Instead of continuing their reckless impeachment charades and attacks on law enforcement, Congress should work with us to keep our country safe, build on the progress DHS is making, and deliver desperately needed reforms for our broken immigration system that only legislation can fix.”
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