On Monday, eight RINOs sided with House Democrats to thwart an effort led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a direct vote.
These 8 RINOs voted to STOP Mayorkas from being impeached:— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) November 14, 2023
1. Darrell Issa
2. Virginia Foxx
3. Ken Buck
4. Cliff Bentz
5. Mike Turner
6. Patrick McHenry
7. Tom McClintock
8. John Duarte
IOW, they think he doing a great job of keeping our border safe.
Y’all know what to do come…
The final tally was 209-201, with eight Republicans aligning with all Democrats in favor of the latter party’s motion to stop the floor vote.
They referred Greene’s impeachment resolution to the House Homeland Security Committee.
Twenty-four House members —12 Democrats and 12 Republicans — abstained from voting on the measure.
The eight RINOs who sided with the Democrats were:
Darrell Issa, California.
Tom McClintock, California.
Patrick McHenry, North Carolina.
John Duarte, California.
Virginia Foxx, North Carolina.
Cliff Bentz, Oregon.
Mike Turner, Ohio.
Regardless of their voting history, all eight RINOs must be primaried. There must be severe consequences for House members who disregard the will (and safety) of the people.
From Fox News:
Greene introduced the resolution to impeach Mayorkas on Thursday, which would have forced a vote on impeachment without a hearing or a committee markup. If voted on and passed, it would have sent his impeachment straight to the Senate for trial.
The Department of Homeland Security responded to the vote with a statement accusing Congress of “wasting time,” and calling on it to “do its job by funding the government, reforming our broken immigration system, reauthorizing vital tools for DHS, and passing the Administration’s supplemental request to properly resource the Department’s critical work to stop fentanyl and further secure our borders.”
“Secretary Mayorkas continues to be laser-focused on the safety and security of our nation. This baseless attack is completely without merit and a harmful distraction from our critical national security priorities,” the statement read.
Mayorkas has faced increased calls for his impeachment over the past year concerning his handling of the border crisis. At the same time, Republican lawmakers have repeatedly raised concerns about the risk to national security and public safety posed by the numbers of illegal immigrants evading overwhelmed Border Patrol agents amid the crisis.
Under Mayorkas, migrant encounters at the southern border hit an all-time record in September with a massive 260,000 encounters as border officials continue struggling to cope with the large influx, sources told Fox News Digital.
Speaker Mike Johnson: "The evidence that's built up against Mayorkas is so complete, I think he's probably one of the worst cabinet secretaries on the evidence, subjectively speaking, in the history of the country." pic.twitter.com/rloJv3LnEw— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 14, 2023