Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) pulled back her latest effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday. The House was prepared to hold a procedural vote on the long-awaiting action.
However, Greene said she changed her mind after meeting with new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN).
She said the pair “guaranteed that we’ll be moving forward with impeachment” for the embattled secretary.
I’ve been guaranteed by Speaker Johnson and Chairman Green that we’ll be moving forward with impeaching Secretary Mayorkas through the Homeland Committee.
I’m happy with the plan moving forward to do our work for the American people.
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— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 30, 2023
Greene’s prior impeachment effort last month failed when eight Republicans joined a solid wall of Democrats to protect Mayorkas. At that time she vowed to resume the push in short order.
Introducing her second impeachment measure on the House floor, the Georgia congresswoman cited his utter failure “to maintain operational control of the border.” She noted record levels of illegal immigration, including terrorists and drug smugglers who pose a “security threat.”
The firebrand congresswoman added that Mayorkas opened the gates “for illegal aliens and drugs to enter the United States, endangering American citizens and had made it harder for CBP to expel such threats.”
His tenure, as Greene correctly noted, is marked by millions of unvetted illegal migrants flooding U.S. towns and cities. The failure is so absolute that leaders of Democratic strongholds such as New York City are turning on the White House and its lack of border control.
Greene told reporters after the announcement that the articles of impeachment she introduced are in the Homeland Committee.
She added that before Thursday’s meeting with Johnson, there was no guarantee that impeachment would move forward. Now there is, and Greene reported, “I’m satisfied with that.”
The representative did not give a precise timeline for holding Mayorkas responsible, only that it will be “very soon.”
Johnson previously indicated he believed in moving slowly with impeachment as it is one of the most powerful weapons at Congress’ disposal. But the evidence against the Biden secretary is overwhelming, and there is strong Republican pressure to act.
Democrats responded angrily at Greene’s apparent agreement with Johnson.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) called it an “extreme MAGA Republican effort” that “was fully exposed as the political stunt that it is.” He, of course, chaired the “extreme” Jan. 6 House committee that made grandstanding an art form in its all-out pursuit of former President Donald Trump.