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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Impeachment Push Against Mayorkas Gains Momentum

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has made strides in her efforts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, as the House GOP sets a start date for impeachment proceedings

Impeachment Sessions Next Week

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The House Homeland Security Committee announced its plans to begin markup sessions on four articles of impeachment next week, with a floor vote potentially taking place in early February.

Greene’s Persistence Pays Off

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, who initially introduced articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in May, hailed the announcement as a significant step forward.

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Taking Credit

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She highlighted her role in forcing the first vote in the House to impeach Mayorkas, sending her articles to the Homeland Security Committee for further action.

Statement On X

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She posted on X, formerly Twitter, “In November, I forced the first vote in the House to impeach Mayorkas which sent my articles to the Homeland Security Committee.

Since then, our committee has worked hard to present the facts and evidence.

And now on 1/30, my colleagues and I will finally hold Mayorkas accountable for his crimes on our southern border.”

Department Of Homeland Security’s Critique

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been critical of the GOP’s impeachment efforts against Mayorkas.

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Predetermined Outcome

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A recent memo from DHS labeled the investigation as having a predetermined and guaranteed outcome, deeming it harmful to the department and its workforce.

Long-Standing Dispute

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House Republicans have been pursuing Mayorkas’s impeachment for over a year, focusing on his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Failure To Secure The Border

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They argue that his failure to secure the border amounts to a violation of his oath of office. If successful, Mayorkas could become the first Cabinet member impeached since the 1870s.

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Border Crisis Impact

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The surge of migrants crossing into the U.S. has reached record highs, adding to the challenges faced by the Biden administration.

Texas Busing Strategy

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The border situation has led to threats of impeachment against Mayorkas, and Republican-led states have exacerbated the issue by sending migrants to Democrat-led cities.

Homeland Security Committee’s Role

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The House Homeland Security Committee has conducted two impeachment hearings this month, featuring witnesses discussing the effects of the border crisis.

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Biden Administration’s Immigration Policies Blamed

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Committee Chairman Representative Mark Greene has squarely blamed the Biden administration’s immigration policies for the surge of migrants.

He has said that “tragedies” caused by the influx were “infuriating” because they were “preventable.”

Republican Support And Criticism

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Several House Republicans, including Representatives Michael McCaul, Ralph Norman, and Randy Feenstra, have expressed support for the impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas.

They argue that accountability is essential for addressing the border crisis.

Democratic Backing And Gop Criticism

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While Democrats and the White House stand by Mayorkas, characterizing GOP concerns as baseless political attacks, some Republicans have questioned the impeachment efforts.

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“High Bar” May Not Be Met

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They argue that the high bar for proving a high crime or misdemeanor may not be met in this case.

White House’s Perspective

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The White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, Ian Sams, accused House Republicans of refusing to allow Mayorkas to testify.

Political Theater

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Sams contended that the impeachment hearings were more political theater than a valid impeachment process.

Sams Post On X

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He wrote on X, “House Republicans are refusing to allow Mayorkas to testify.

They held two quick ‘impeachment hearings’ that were just theater to push rightwing messaging, not a valid impeachment process.

They won’t acknowledge constitutional scholars who say this effort is unconstitutional.”

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