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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Greene’s Mayorkas impeachment effort fails

The House Homeland Security Committee will again be the focal point of the effort to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The House on Monday night voted 209-201 to refer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) impeachment resolution to that committee.

Eight House Republicans joined with 201 House Democrats to send MTG’s resolution to the committee.

Following the vote, Greene seethed that some of her colleagues crossed the aisle to support Democrats on the referral vote. The Georgia GOP lawmaker said there will be political fallout for those members.

“I can assure you that Republican voters will be extremely angry that they’ve done this,” Greene said after the vote.

GOP Reps. Darrell Issa (Calif.), Virginia Foxx (N.C.), Ken Buck (Colo.), Cliff Bentz (Ore.), Mike Turner (Ohio), Patrick McHenry (N.C.), Tom McClintock (Calif.) and John Duarte (Calif.) all voted to punt the resolution.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) also blasted the move by his colleagues to refer the Mayorkas resolution back to committee.

“It’s clear Democrats don’t want to do anything and they’ll use any dirty tactic that they can get their grubby little hands on,” Gonzales told us.

Issa released a statement after the vote saying he supports impeaching Mayorkas but he wants it done through regular order.

“I will be requesting my opportunity to testify before the committee and make my case why Sec. Mayorkas is the worst to ever hold his job and why impeachment would be a fitting punishment,” Issa said.

The motion to refer mirrors an earlier effort to successfully delay a vote on Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) impeachment resolution targeting President Joe Biden.

In other House news: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will speak to the New Democrat Coalition today at the group’s weekly lunch.

— Max Cohen and Mica Soellner

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