Unexpected Twist in Impeachment Efforts

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – The recent Rasmussen Reports survey has found that ahead of the House of Representatives impeachment vote on Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the majority of voters were in favor of the impeachment. 

The House GOP has brought forth the impeachment against Mayorkas arguing that he has committed misdemeanors and high crimes relating to his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. As a result, they have moved forward with the impeachment against him. The last time the lawmakers had moved with an impeachment against a Cabinet official was around 150 years ago. 

The House recently held a closed vote on whether or not Mayorkas should be impeached. In the impeachment against him, Mayorkas is being accused of “willful and systemic refusal to comply” with immigration laws. However, for the impeachment to proceed, a maximum of three House Republicans could vote against the impeachment because of the narrow majority they currently have in the House. 

The impeachment effort has been led by Mark Green (R-TN), the House Committee on Homeland Security chair. He also had several meetings with some of the party’s holdouts ahead of the vote.

On Tuesday, Secretary Mayorkas adamantly noted that the U.S. border is not open. However, as the Washington Post pointed out In its reports, there have been almost 250,000 illegal crossings in December, marking an all-time record. If that’s not “open,” what is?

On Wednesday, February 7th, the House vote was held. Unfortunately, the Democrats remained united, and the Republicans’ razor-thin margin was not enough to save the vote. The next steps remain unclear, but it is unlikely that the GOP will abandon this issue easily despite this setback.

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