(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Monday, the House shelved Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) resolution to have Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas impeached. Greene has been trying to get Mayorkas removed from office over his handling of the crisis at the U.S. southern border.
Eight GOP members joined the Democrats in support of the motion that would make the resolution go to the Homeland Security Committee. As a result of the vote, the motion was blocked from reaching the House floor from a vote. This decision also means that Representatives will not need to directly make any decisions relating to this matter. The final vote on the motion was 209-201.
The eight Republicans who joined were California Rep. John Duarte and North Carolina Reps. Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx, Ohio Rep. Mike Turner, Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, and Oregon Rep. Cliff Bentz.
This is a major hit for Greene who had forced the vote on her resolution and had pushed for Mayorkas’ impeachment last week. They further slammed the Homeland Security Secretary over having “wilful admittance of border crossers” and for having violated the Secure Fence Act from 2006 which demands that there should be operational security over the border which would mean that no people or contraband had entered the United States illegally.
Greene, who first introduced the resolution in May, stated that she was “outraged” and criticized the eight Republicans who had voted for her resolution to be tabled. She added that GOP voters would be very “angry” about this decision.
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