(Above: Link to article of February 15)
Rep. Zinke Voted in Favor of Impeachment (see his remarks)
“Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of House resolution 863 – the Impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas.
You know, Montana is about the same size as from here to Chicago plus two miles, it’s a long, long border. The few border people we have are generally deployed down south.
My friend and gentleman from New York said, what evidence do we offer? What evidence of negligence, what evidence of wrongdoing?
I’d say it’s easy to find.
It’s found in every street, every city, every county, every state across this nation. The evidence is found in every fentanyl pill, and death. The evidence is found in every woman that’s raped along our border. The evidence is found in every child trafficking case. It is in every city including Billings, Missoula, Chicago, and Washington D.C.. It’s found in every instance of children being sex trafficked. And I could go on.
The evidence of negligence is the willful and blind turning to this horror that we have in our Southern border. Our Northern border wall, which is not discussed a lot, is wide open.
This country doesn’t have a border and in Montana this administration can’t even prevent a balloon.
The evidence is clear, compelling, and not in dispute. The lack of action and blind willingness to do nothing is deserving of no less than impeachment. “
AG Knudsen Testified at Hearing:
“The Trump Administration overcame fierce opposition at every turn and was able to gain control of our southern border as no other previous administration could. But all that progress has been destroyed. Secretary Mayorkas is the architect of that destruction,” Attorney General Knudsen said.
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Mayorkas dodged impeachment initially …
House Republicans effort to impeach Joe Biden’s top border official fell short by two votes. But impeachment is still very likely.
The details: The GOP-led effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for refusing to enforce U.S. immigration laws was defeated in a near-party-line vote of 214 for to 216 against.
– Four Republicans crossed the isle to vote against it: Reps. Ken Buck of Colorado, Tom McClintock of California, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, and Blake Moore of Utah.
Not so fast: Rep. Moore supported impeachment but changed his vote at the last minute only to avoid a 215-215 tie – a parliamentary move that will allow Republicans to push forward for a second vote.
What’s the point of a second vote? Rep. Steve Scalise, who is in favor of impeachment, is currently away from D.C. receiving cancer treatments. When he returns, his and Moore’s vote will result in the House successfully impeaching Mayorkas.