Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has not succeeded in rallying enough support from fellow Republicans to take action against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his perceived failure to address the surge of migrants crossing into the country illegally.
In recent weeks, her attempt to impeach him for dereliction of duty fell short, but she declared on Sunday, in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, that she plans to make another attempt after the Thanksgiving holiday.
“This time, the Republicans in Congress better deliver different results,” Greene said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “Mayorkas must be impeached, and the invasion must stop.”
“Americans deserve security and sovereignty. After the holiday break, I’ll reintroduce my articles to impeach Secretary Mayorkas. Congress must choose between protecting our homeland or the Biden regime. I will not stop fighting for border security and the rule of law,” she wrote on the X platform in a post that contained a video clip of her interview.
The Daily Wire added:
Eight Republicans joined with all voting Democrats last week to approve a motion that kicked Greene’s impeachment resolution to the House Homeland Security Committee, which is already investigating Mayorkas for alleged dereliction of duty in a probe that could lead to impeachment proceedings in the future. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has derided what a spokesperson called “reckless impeachment charades” by congressional Republicans.
Certain Republican holdouts clarified that they are indeed in favor of proceeding with the impeachment of Mayorkas. However, they emphasized taking a cautious approach, avoiding haste, and aiming for a conviction in the Senate—a considerable challenge given the current political landscape.
“We didn’t kill a Mayorkas impeachment. We voted to launch hearings and make our case to the entire nation. If we impeached Mayorkas today, the Senate would have rejected it today,” one of the holdouts, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), said in a post to X. “House Democrats will now have to defend Biden or admit his border disaster. We can win this.”
Greene, on the other hand, underscored the urgency of taking swift action against Mayorkas. She pointed to the significant rise in drug trafficking linked to the migrant border crisis and heightened concerns about the potential for a terrorist attack as reasons for expeditious measures.
“It’s absolutely outrageous,” she told Bartiromo. “I serve on the Homeland Committee. We have had hearing after hearing listening to parents cry over their children murdered by fentanyl. I mean, we are wondering how many … dead American bodies are going to have to pile up before Republicans in Congress get serious about impeaching Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.”