WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sparked new backlash by lashing out at a small group of Republicans who joined all House Democrats to thwart her attempts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Eight Republicans, including veteran lawmakers who want an impeachment inquiry to follow traditional steps, sided with Democrats in suspending the vote and sending the topic to the Homeland Security Committee.
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These eight Republicans were: Representatives Patrick Mchenry (NC), Tom McClintock (Calif.), John Duarte (Calif.), Virginia Foxx (NC), Darrell Issa (Calif.), Cliff Bentz (Ore.), Ken Buck (Colo.), and Mike Turner. (Ohio).
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 5: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks at a press conference (Getty Image)
The final score of 209-201 was a blow to Greene, who tried to force a vote on her resolution to impeach Mayorkas last week.
She accused the Homeland Security secretary of “voluntarily admitting border crossers” and of violating the Secure Fence Act, a 2006 law that requires perfect border security and states that a The border is only operationally secure if no illegal people or goods enter the territory. country.
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What did Marjorie Taylor Greene say about GoP defectors?
After the vote, Greene took to Twitter to criticize the eight Republicans who sided with Democrats, saying she couldn’t understand what additional evidence they needed.
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“I can’t believe this, I’m outraged,” Greene said, later adding, “I can assure you that Republican voters will be extremely angry that they did this.”
8 Republicans just joined Democrats to KILL my articles of impeachment against Mayorkas https://t.co/DYCLubvjJH
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 14, 2023
“We went through hearing after hearing, as we reported and spoke to our witness, and interviewed people. We have seen how bad the situation is at the border. Yet we cannot vote Republicans to impeach Secretary Mayorkas. It’s scandalous,” she continued.
The representative then accused Mayorkas of breaking laws, saying, “Everyone everywhere in America knows how bad this guy is and that he is deliberately breaking our laws.” I don’t know how we’re going to win, guys, if we can’t get the Republicans to stick together.”
Greene said she didn’t understand the positions of some of her colleagues. She said Turner, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, should know about the threats of an unsecured border. And she was particularly upset by the three Californians.
“How did they vote against impeachment? ” she says. The congresswoman concluded by saying: “I think you know exactly what to do about this. I’m sure you’re as upset as I am.
“I’m sure you are outraged as to why a Republican would vote with the Democrat to send my article of impeachment to committee, where it will die. They are going to die and nothing happens to them,” she said.
Internet reacts to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comments
Greene’s remarks attracted immense attention on social media, with a large group of users opposing her stance.
“Rep. Greene should be forced to repay the US Treasury. The millions of dollars wasted. On his ridiculous moves presented with no chance of passing,” one user said.
“@RepMTG Great! So why don’t you go and indict yourself? It would be a national holiday,” attacked the second Internet user. “This means more and more @gop are fed up with your bullshit and you don’t have the influence you thought you had,” the third user wrote.
“How long before she files articles of impeachment against the commander?” 🤡,” claimed the fourth user while the fifth user fumed, “Indict yourself or pay yourself $1 YOU’RE DOING NOTHING!”
“You need to understand…America is just not interested in you,” another user said. “So you wasted your time again?” another wrote.
Rep. Greene should be forced to repay the U.S. Treasury. Millions of dollars wasted. On his ridiculous moves presented with no chance of passing.
– Fordham (@Fordham__) November 14, 2023
.@RepMTG Great! So why don’t you go and indict yourself? It would be a national holiday. https://t.co/BmAoboUwAm
– Human☮🇺🇸🇺🇦🇺🇸🌊 (@4HumanUnity) November 14, 2023
This basically means that more and more @gop are fed up with your bullshit and you don’t have the influence you thought you had.
– Patriotic moose and lamb 🟧 #🟦 (@geno_kusa) November 14, 2023
How long before she files articles of impeachment against the commander? 🤡
– 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐝𝐢 (@ChidiNwatu) November 14, 2023
Impeach yourself or pay yourself $1
YOU DO NOTHING!
— Woke Democrat (@KrisBMNC) November 14, 2023
You have to understand… America is simply not interested in you.
— Jim Sylvester (@JimWSylvester) November 14, 2023
So you wasted your time again?
– B-rad (Veteran) (@Shadow19912003) November 14, 2023
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