Sunday, February 4, 2024

The Most Justified Impeachment in American History: Secretary Mayorkas Willfully Allowing Millions to Invade the Country is Not Just a “policy dispute.”; “It’s Time to Impeach”: House Republicans Voice Support for Impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

The Most Justified Impeachment in American History:
Secretary Mayorkas willfully allowing millions to invade the country is not just a “policy dispute.”
As the House Homeland Security Committee advanced articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over an invasion of the country by millions, Democrats and some Republicans argued that it was a “policy dispute” and not impeachable.
“Political and policy disagreements aren’t impeachable offenses,” former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The Journal‘s own editorial board used that same line in its own subheader opposing impeachment, arguing that, “a policy dispute doesn’t qualify as a high crime and misdemeanor.”
Democrats have been making that argument all along.
The Democrat Committee on Homeland Security put forward a 45-page statement which mentions the word “policy” 45 times, and argues that, “Impeachment is an extraordinary remedy under the United States Constitution. It is not a tool for policy or political differences.”
“This is simply a policy dispute, a disagreement about how a different party is attacking a policy problem. And the Republicans are trying to abuse their power and the Constitution to convert what is simply a disagreement into somehow some way, a high crime and misdemeanor there is no crime, much less a high crime or misdemeanor here,” Rep Dan Goldman contended.
Impeachment is not an “extraordinary remedy”, it’s just the ultimate form of congressional oversight. Presidents are not kings, they do not have unlimited power to do whatever they please, and cabinet members may be appointed by presidents, but they must be approved and serve at the pleasure of two branches of the federal government, and not just of one single man.
The same Democrats protesting that impeaching Mayorkas is an abuse of power were responsible for sending Peter Navarro, a former Trump official, to prison for refusing to testify before their partisan committee. That was and is an extraordinary abuse of power.
Mayorkas, unlike Navarro, is a sitting government official. Impeachment, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers, involves those “offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”
Impeachable offenses “relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself,” he wrote.
It’s hard to think of a better example than allowing millions of illegal aliens to invade the country, and doing everything possible to willfully impede the efforts of states trying to slow that invasion.
As the internet meme goes, Homeland Security had one job. Is our homeland secure?
Entire cities have been overloaded and are groaning under the weight of an invasion that has no precedent in American history. Major cities are swarmed, police officers are being assaulted in broad daylight and stores are being cleaned out by massive mobs of illegal migrant invaders.
There were 2.5 million encounters at the border in the last fiscal year alone. And that does not count the millions more who were never ‘encountered’. The same House Committee on Homeland Security moving to impeach Secretary Mayorkas had released statistics showing that there were 269,735 encounters in just the last month of the fiscal year. --->READ MORE HERE
 Screengrab: House Committee on Homeland Security
“It’s Time to Impeach”: House Republicans Voice Support for Impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas:
This week, the House Committee on Homeland Security, led by Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN), voted to report articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the House with a favorable recommendation. This historic vote was required because of Secretary Mayorkas’ willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law and his breach of the public trust. These impeachable offenses were well-documented in the Committee’s nearly year-long investigation into the causes, costs, and consequences of the unprecedented crisis, and further established by the Committee’s recent impeachment proceedings.
Following the conclusion of the investigation and those proceedings, House Republicans across the board are voicing their support for Secretary Mayorkas’ impeachment. Below are just some of the statements from the conference in the past few days:
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA), January 31, 2024: “Since the moment he was confirmed, Secretary Mayorkas has willfully and consistently refused to comply with federal immigration laws, fueling the worst border catastrophe in American history. He has undermined public trust through multiple false statements to Congress, obstructed lawful oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, and violated his oath of office.
“I commend the House Homeland Security Committee for conducting a thorough and exhaustive investigation into Secretary Mayorkas’ failed leadership of the department and his role in the ongoing border crisis. Today’s vote in the committee is a solemn, but necessary step to bring accountability for the American communities devastated by the effects of an open border.”
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA), January 31, 2024: “John Adams famously said, ‘Facts are stubborn things,’ and these are the facts, and you can’t look away. This is only part of why Chairman Green and the House Homeland Security Committee marked up articles of impeachment last night. They wrapped that up at about 1:15 this morning and they did very important work for our country, and we will be moving forward swiftly on those articles.”
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA), January 30, 2024: “The Secretary of Homeland Security is the person in charge of the border. He can secure the border today. He’s chosen not to, and that’s a failure of his job. That’s why he is facing impeachment proceedings today. By the way, he has had months—months—to get this right. He’s chosen not to. So, he’s brought it upon himself.”
House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN), January 30, 2024: “It’s been a year-long process, very thoughtful and detailed. You’ve got the head of Homeland Security who is charged legally with securing our southern border, and he’s not only failed to do that, he’s willfully disobeyed existing law…The process is moving forward and I expect the articles will pass out of committee and then we’ll pass it off the floor.” --->READ MORE HERE
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