Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Greene Yanks Second Vote On Mayorkas Impeachment Resolution; Marjorie Taylor Greene Delays Mayorkas Impeachment, Says She’s Been Promised Full Action Later

Greene yanks second vote on Mayorkas impeachment resolution:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) called off her second effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday, yanking the resolution just minutes before the House was set to hold a procedural vote on the legislation.
Greene said she canceled the vote after meeting with Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.), who “guaranteed that we’ll be moving forward with impeachment” for Mayorkas.
“My articles of impeachment are in the Homeland Committee, we’ll be picking those up and moving,” she told reporters.
“There was no guarantee on impeachment until today, so I’m satisfied with that,” she added.
The Georgia Republican would not disclose the timeline for proceeding with impeaching Mayorkas, saying they decided not to publicly share it, but said it would happen “very soon.”
Greene, a top Mayorkas critic, moved to force a vote on impeaching the secretary Wednesday, the second time she launched an effort to fast-track a vote on booting the Biden administration official. The House was slated to vote on a Democratic motion to refer the resolution until Greene yanked the vote.
The House on Nov. 13 voted to refer Greene’s Mayorkas impeachment resolution to the Homeland Security Committee, a move that shielded the chamber from having to weigh in on booting the secretary directly. Eight Republicans had joined Democrats in voting to refer the resolution, but one lawmaker, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) had signaled Thursday — before Greene’s withdrawal — that he has shifted his opinion.
Green, the panel’s chair, has launched a five-point plan for reviewing Mayorkas’s performance via a report, accusing him of “dereliction of duty” but otherwise planning to turn the House Homeland report to the Judiciary Committee for further action. --->READ MORE HERE
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Marjorie Taylor Greene delays Mayorkas impeachment, says she’s been promised full action later:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday sidelined her impeachment resolution against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying she has assurances from GOP leaders that the House will take up the matter through the normal process.
Her article of impeachment had been slated for a vote Thursday but was pulled from the House floor schedule.
Ms. Greene, Georgia Republican, later told reporters she had a “guarantee” from Speaker Mike Johnson that the Homeland Security Committee will act.
Ms. Greene says Mr. Mayorkas has broken the law with his handling of the border, allowing an “invasion” of the country and failing to follow laws governing arrest and detention of illegal immigrants.
Homeland Security has dismissed her resolution as “baseless,” and Democrats have said she is targeting the secretary over policy differences, not the “high crimes” or “misdemeanors” required for impeachment under the Constitution.
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi, the ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, said the apparent deal between Ms. Greene and GOP leaders exposed the impeachment push “as the political stunt that it is.”
“Instead of their constant chaos and political games, House Republicans should be working with congressional Democrats and the Biden administration to fix our broken immigration system and provide DHS the resources it needs along the border now,” Mr. Thompson said. --->READ MORE HERE
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