Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has recently decided to delay her push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas due to assurances that his catastrophic failures at the border will be addressed at another time.
Initially, Greene scheduled a vote on her resolution for December 1, 2023. But she has since received assurances from senior GOP House officials, including House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), that the Homeland Security Committee will address the many damning allegations against Mayorkas through standard procedures.
Greene’s decision came after her initial motion to impeach Mayorkas was defeated by Democrats and eight Republicans who ignored the will of a large majority of conservative voters who want to see a formal censure of the Biden official most responsible for the disaster on the southern border.
The Georgia Republican cited the dangers to Americans during Mayorkas’ tenure, pointing out that he has “failed to maintain operational control of the border,”
Despite Mayorkas’ disastrous border policies, Democrats have consistently defended him, dismissing the Republican-led impeachment efforts as unfounded. Democrats like Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), former chair of the Jan. 6 Committee, are defending Mayorkas, with Thomas calling the impeachment efforts an “extreme MAGA Republican effort” that “was fully exposed as the political stunt that it is.”
But the horrific scenes and stories coming from the U.S. southern border paint a picture contrary to the story told by Democrats. Rising rates of crime, growing chaos in sanctuary cities like New York City and the persistent drug epidemic killing large numbers of Americans fueled by northward smuggling of the most deadly substances the country has ever been faced with.
For her part, Greene has remained firm in her push against Mayorkas, highlighting the aforementioned swaths of undocumented migrants entering the U.S. and the resulting strain on American towns and cities, and the part the secretary has played in exacerbating the situation.
The DHS, in response to these allegations, has refuted the claims as baseless, calling for Congress to focus on reforming the immigration system and actually requesting more funding for their failed operations.
As Republicans continue to posture as the defenders of U.S. border security, the continued delays in accountability have frustrated many conservative voters across the nation. Time will tell if Mayorkas will face the impeachment allegedly promised by House leadership, or if the Republican-led house will continue to fail the American people in fighting to protect the nation from the destructive results of Biden’s border crisis.