Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Resolution to Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
On Thursday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) made a bold move by introducing a resolution to force a vote on impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This comes after two of her constituents tragically lost their lives in a car crash involving a suspected human smuggler.
In a passionate speech on the House floor, Greene accused Mayorkas of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” She criticized him for neglecting his duty to secure the border and protect states against illegal immigration. Additionally, she expressed her frustration with his failure to address the influx of dangerous drugs like fentanyl into the United States.
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
What makes this resolution significant is that it is privileged, meaning it compels the GOP-led House to take action within two legislative days. This suggests that Greene’s efforts to impeach Mayorkas may have more traction than previous attempts. While it remains uncertain how much support she will garner from her colleagues, Republicans have long criticized Mayorkas for his handling of the southern border.
New House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) recently voiced his belief that Mayorkas has committed impeachable offenses. However, Johnson acknowledged the limited time and resources available, as the House is already engaged in an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
Greene’s frustration with Mayorkas intensified following a tragic crash in Texas that claimed the lives of two citizens from her district. Law enforcement reports indicate that a suspected human trafficker, evading authorities, crashed into their vehicle while transporting Hondurans. The victims, identified as Jose Lerma, 67, and Isabel Lerma, 65, from Dalton, Georgia, leave behind five children.
“This is unacceptable! Alejandro Mayorkas is derelict in his duty to secure our Southern border, and my constituents are dying!!” Greene passionately expressed in a social media post. She further emphasized her outrage on Thursday, highlighting that the victims’ children will never have the chance to say goodbye.
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.
The Daily Wire reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for comment on Greene’s resolution. In response, a DHS spokesperson defended Mayorkas, stating that while the House Majority has been focused on baseless attacks, Mayorkas has been diligently working to keep Americans safe. The spokesperson highlighted the department’s efforts in combating fentanyl smuggling, countering threats from the Chinese government, aiding disaster recovery, and protecting the nation from cyberattacks, terrorism, and targeted violence. They urged Congress to collaborate with the DHS to enhance national security and address the broken immigration system through legislation.
Is there enough support in the House and Senate to impeach the Homeland Security Secretary, considering the current political climate and differing views on immigration and border security
Wever, it is important to note that not all Republicans share this view, and many Democrats have expressed opposition to the impeachment resolution. Consequently, the outcome of the vote is still uncertain.
The introduction of this resolution highlights the deep divisions in Congress regarding immigration policy and the role of the Department of Homeland Security. Greene’s decision to pursue impeachment reflects a growing frustration among conservatives who believe that the Biden administration has failed to adequately address the ongoing crisis at the southern border.
One of the main points of contention is the surge in illegal border crossings since President Biden took office. Critics argue that Mayorkas has been ineffective in preventing and deterring these crossings, as evidenced by the tragic car crash that led to the death of Greene’s constituents. They argue that Mayorkas’s failure to secure the border has not only put American lives at risk but has also enabled human traffickers and drug smugglers to thrive.
Another issue of concern is the influx of dangerous drugs, particularly fentanyl, into the United States. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is responsible for thousands of overdose deaths each year. Critics argue that Mayorkas has not taken sufficient action to combat the smuggling of these drugs across the border, exacerbating the already devastating opioid crisis in the country.
However, defenders of Mayorkas argue that he inherited a challenging situation at the border and has been working to address it. They point to the implementation of various policies aimed at managing the influx of migrants, including increased resources for border patrol agents and the expansion of processing facilities. They also emphasize the need for a comprehensive immigration reform to address the root causes of migration and create a more efficient and humane immigration system.
In the coming days, the House will have to decide whether to take up the impeachment resolution introduced by Greene. If the resolution moves forward, it will require a majority vote in the House, followed by a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate for Mayorkas to be removed from office. Given the current political climate and the differing views on immigration and border security, it remains to be seen whether there will be enough support to impeach the Homeland Security Secretary.
Regardless of the outcome, this resolution underscores the intense debate surrounding immigration policy and the significant role that the Department of Homeland Security plays in addressing border security and immigration enforcement. It is a reminder of the challenges faced by lawmakers in finding common ground on this deeply divisive issue. As the debate continues, it is crucial for elected officials to prioritize the safety and security of the American people while also upholding the principles of compassion, fairness, and respect for human rights.
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