(USNewsMag.com) – Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is speaking out against the eight Republicans that voted to table her resolution to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The resolution proposed by Greene accuses Mayorkas of “willful admittance” of illegal immigrants who are crossing the border in record numbers. Greene stated that it is Mayorkas’ duty to protect the United States from an “invasion.” She also alleged that Mayorkas violated the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which states that the border is operationally secure only if people or contraband cannot enter the country illegally.
On Nov. 14, Greene called out the eight Republicans in a post on Twitter, suggesting they were overly concerned with the technical details of the impeachment procedure while Americans were dying because of the federal government’s apathetic stance on illegal immigration. She called their excuses for voting to table her resolution “pathetic.”
Green singled out each of the eight Republicans, listing what she believes were the reasons each of them refused to support her resolution.
In a 209-201 vote, eight Republicans, including California Rep. John Duarte, California Rep. Darrell Issa, California Rep. Tom McClintock, Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry, Ohio Rep. Mike Turner, and Oregon Rep. Cliff Bentz, voted with Democrats to refer Greene’s impeachment resolution to the Homeland Security Committee. The move blocked her resolution from going to a floor vote.
Before the Nov. 13 vote, Duarte stated he was against the resolution because it “hasn’t gone through regular order.”
In a statement on Nov. 13, McClintock defended his vote, stating that impeachment inquiries shouldn’t “apply to political disagreements.” He added that, despite his vote, he does not support Mayorkas. He went on to say that “during the last session of Congress,” the House twice “made a mockery of impeachment.”
Foxx also stated that while she supported launching an impeachment inquiry of Mayorkas in January, she does not think Republicans should stoop “to the same level as House Democrats,” who “launched a snap impeachment crusade” against former President Donald Trump.
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