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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has thus far been unsuccessful in convincing enough Republicans to take action against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for failing to take action to stop tidal waves of migrants from crossing illegally into the country.
In recent weeks, she came up short in an effort to impeach him over dereliction of duty, but she announced on Sunday she would try again after the Thanksgiving holiday in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
“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.
Some Republican holdouts explained that they do want to move ahead with impeaching Mayorkas, but in a deliberate manner that isn’t rushed and ensures that he will be convicted in the Senate, which is a very high bar at the moment.
“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, however, emphasized the importance of moving quickly against Mayorkas, citing the high volume of drug trafficking associated with the migrant border crisis as well as the increased potential for a terrorist attack.
“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.”
“MTG,” as she is known, explained in a new book which is set for release in the coming days why she believes Republicans continually fail to deliver on issues their voters want.
A chapter titled “What is the GOP doing?” that was provided to the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” column says that Republicans are frightened that taking bold action that their voters want would cost them power and positions.
“Fear of consequences. Fear of reprisal. Fear of lost influence,” she writes. “It paralyzes everyone from Republican members of Congress to administrative officials to special office holders to attorney generals. These people are responsible for not doing the right thing, and their inaction costs us all.”
The Examiner noted further: “It is a harsh assessment of her colleagues but one she is uniquely qualified to make since she owes no one in the House GOP caucus for her position of influence and won reelection with 65.9% of the vote.”
“The conservative base is ready; they see the problems and want change. Yet over and over, I and other conservatives fighting for an America-first, MAGA agenda must come home to our districts full of frustration and impotence because the rest of our party won’t get things done,” she wrote.