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BumRushDaShow

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Tue Feb 13, 2024, 08:26 PM Feb 2024

GOP-led House impeaches Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas -- by one vote -- over border management [View all]

Last edited Tue Feb 13, 2024, 10:39 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: AP

Updated 9:29 PM EST, February 13, 2024


WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, with the Republican majority determined to punish the Biden administration over its handling of the U.S-Mexico border after failing last week in a politically embarrassing setback.

The evening roll call proved tight, with Speaker Mike Johnson’s threadbare GOP majority unable to handle many defectors or absences in the face of staunch Democratic opposition to impeaching Mayorkas, the first Cabinet secretary charged in nearly 150 years.

In a historic rebuke, the House impeached Mayorkas 214-213. With the return of Majority Leader Steve Scalise to bolster the GOP’s numbers after being away from Washington for cancer care and a Northeastern storm impacting some others, Republicans recouped — despite dissent from their own ranks.

President Joe Biden called it a “blatant act of unconstitutional partisanship that has targeted an honorable public servant in order to play petty political games.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/house-mayorkas-impeachment-vote-border-security-80cbd5bbb8f512c6814f155f825a1214



Link to Roll Call vote - https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/202443?Page=2


Article updated.

Original article/headline -

House votes to impeach Mayorkas, a historic rebuke of sitting Cabinet member by Republicans

Updated 7:23 PM EST, February 13, 2024


WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, with the Republican majority determined to punish the Biden administration over its handling of the U.S-Mexico border after failing last week in a politically embarrassing setback.

The evening roll call proved tight, with Speaker Mike Johnson’s threadbare GOP majority unable to handle many defectors or absences in the face of staunch Democratic opposition to impeaching Mayorkas, the first Cabinet secretary facing charges in nearly 150 years.

In a historic rebuke, the House impeached Mayorkas 214-213. With the return of Majority Leader Steve Scalise to bolster the GOP’s numbers after being away from Washington for cancer care and a Northeastern storm impacting some others, Republicans recouped — despite dissent from their own ranks.

Johnson had posted a fists-clenched photo with Scalise, announcing his remission from cancer, saying, “looking forward to having him back in the trenches this week!”
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What A Colossal Waste Of Time... GB_RN Feb 2024 #1
A question. AverageOldGuy Feb 2024 #7
As I Recall... GB_RN Feb 2024 #10
"Is the Senate required to take up the impeachment resolution for action? I don't know." BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #12
Perhaps the cruelty of scaliese will come back and destroy that punk along with the rest of the traitors JohnSJ Feb 2024 #2
they have nothing better to do SouthernDem4ever Feb 2024 #3
Nice to know that all their normal business is done Retrograde Feb 2024 #4
I am certain . . . AverageOldGuy Feb 2024 #5
MEDIA! Maybe talk about how egregious this was. How the Republicans impeached based on nothing chowder66 Feb 2024 #6
No, the media must report every fart that comes from Retrumplicans maxrandb Feb 2024 #26
I so look forward to the day that bluestarone Feb 2024 #8
So refused to vote on a border bill angrychair Feb 2024 #9
Historic 'rebuke' or historic partisanship and brazenness? nt wiggs Feb 2024 #11
So instead of doing the peoples business we get show trials. Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2024 #13
It appears they have no interest in doing the people's business. Dulcinea Feb 2024 #16
Bobo the clown already has video online about how "proud" she is that they're "delivering for the highplainsdem Feb 2024 #14
Where were Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Judy Chu (D-CA)? We needed at least one of those votes ... bsiebs Feb 2024 #15
They wouldn't have made a difference BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #18
But the final vote this time was 214-213. bsiebs Feb 2024 #24
Here is the Roll Call vote link BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #25
As a follow up to my earlier post - I found this BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #40
Soooo... Covid and Climate Change did it... bsiebs Feb 2024 #46
Winter storm "Lorraine" (I think it was named) BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #47
I suspect the House Republicans were counting on the Democrats doing that since the Republicans cstanleytech Feb 2024 #19
I wish... 2naSalit Feb 2024 #17
They just lost Santos' seat to a Democrat BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #29
I know... 2naSalit Feb 2024 #30
+infnity! BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #32
History will record this action against an honorable man Marthe48 Feb 2024 #20
And the rogue POS news network egging them on every night. Initech Feb 2024 #22
Booooooooo!!!! Initech Feb 2024 #21
The House GOP are fully vested agents of a foreign power, doing the bidding of a foreign dictator, and acting against Ford_Prefect Feb 2024 #23
What are his high crimes and misdemeanors supposed to be? Bayard Feb 2024 #27
They've got nothing. They totally violated the Constitution's requirements for an impeachment. nt SunSeeker Feb 2024 #35
A little reminder about t****'s 2nd impeachment truthisfreedom Feb 2024 #28
Post removed Post removed Feb 2024 #31
His Multiple Myeloma is thought AllBlue Feb 2024 #42
Post removed Post removed Feb 2024 #33
This was a dry run for impeaching President Biden dlk Feb 2024 #34
Impeachment is a big deal if there's a chance... Mark.b2 Feb 2024 #36
And it will tie up the senate... JT45242 Feb 2024 #37
If only the NY Special Election had been a couple of days earlier ... ificandream Feb 2024 #38
History will not be kind to Republicans.. ificandream Feb 2024 #39
Post removed Post removed Feb 2024 #41
Welcome to DU BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #43
It's clear what their priorities are. COL Mustard Feb 2024 #44
Rendering the impeachment process meaningless advantages republiQans. Scrivener7 Feb 2024 #45
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