Saturday, January 20, 2024

Republicans Move Forward with Mayorkas Impeachment Amid Emotional Testimony; Dems Decry 'MAGA Spectacle'; House Committee Republicans Unanimously Vote to Recommend Mayorkas Impeachment; The Case for Mayorkas’s Impeachment is Simple

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Republicans move forward with Mayorkas impeachment amid emotional testimony; Dems decry 'MAGA spectacle':
The hearing itself, the second impeachment hearing, focused on the victims of crime and featured testimony from Tammy Nobles, whose daughter was killed by an illegal immigrant MS-13 gang member, and Josephine Dunn, who lost her daughter to fentanyl poisoning.
"This is not a political issue. This is a safety issue for everyone living in the United States. This could have been anyone's daughter. I don't want any other parent to live the nightmare that I am living," Nobles said.
"In my humble opinion, Mr. Mayorkas’ border policy is partially responsible for my daughter's death," Dunn said, arguing that Arizona has become a "fentanyl superhighway" into the U.S.
But amid that testimony was a fierce political back-and-forth between Republicans and Democrats over the testimony of Mayorkas himself and potential additional hearings. Mayorkas had expressed willingness to testify in-person but had said he couldn’t attend this hearing. Republicans have said the lack of specificity amounts to stonewalling and that they have been trying to get him to testify at a border-specific hearing since August.
DHS pushed back on those claims, accusing Republicans of "playing politics."
"It’s abundantly clear that they are not interested in hearing from Secretary Mayorkas since it doesn’t fit into their bad-faith, predetermined and unconstitutional rush to impeach him. Last week, the Secretary offered to testify publicly before the Committee; in the time since, the Committee failed to respond to DHS to find a mutually agreeable date," spokesperson Mia Ehrenberg said ahead of the hearing.
"Secretary Mayorkas can object all he wants, but the paper trail is clear--he has consistently, tacitly refused to show up," the majority responded on X, formerly known as Twitter, after accusing Mayorkas of "indefinite delays." --->READ MORE HERE
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House Committee Republicans Unanimously Vote to Recommend Mayorkas Impeachment:
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is one step closer to impeachment.
All 18 Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee voted Thursday to recommend to the House that Mayorkas be impeached.
The vote came on the tail end of a hearing titled “Voices for the Victims: The Heartbreaking Reality of the Mayorkas Border Crisis,” during which parents testified about losing their children from the fentanyl flowing across the Southwest border and crimes perpetrated by those coming here illegally on Mayorkas’s watch.
BREAKING: All 18 Republicans of the House Committee on Homeland Security officially announce support for the impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas:

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— House Homeland GOP (@HomelandGOP) January 18, 2024
Committee Republicans said in a statement:
After our nearly year-long investigation and subsequent impeachment proceedings, and having exhausted all other options to hold him accountable, it is unmistakably clear to all of us—and to the American people—that Congress must exercise its constitutional duty and impeach Secretary Mayorkas. The Secretary has consistently, willfully, and systemically refused to follow the laws passed by Congress, abused his authority, and breached the trust of Congress and the American people on numerous occasions. The result of his failure to fulfill his oath of office has been a border crisis that is unprecedented in American history—a crisis that has cost the lives of thousands of Secretary Mayorkas’s fellow Americans
The hearing was the second held by the committee as part of a formal inquiry into the impeachment of Mayorkas. The inquiry was launched after a year of investigation and multiple hearings on the border crisis created by the embattled Mayorkas.
The committee said its investigations “conclusively establish” that Mayorkas bears responsibility for the crisis: --->READ MORE HERE
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