On Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) provided a plain warning to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, signifying the growing disappointment among Republicans over the handling of the U.S. southern border.
Greene’s remarks came amidst intensifying concerns about border security and migration policies, issues that have actually remained in the Republican program. Greene attended to Mayorkas specifically to show him the awful deaths of two people in her district, which she credited to illegal activities linked to cartels.
“Secretary Mayorkas, I want you to look at these innocent Americans. Do you see them?” asked Greene.
“I do, Congresswoman,” replied Mayorkas.
“They are dead!” Greene responded.
Later on in the hearing, Greene also questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about the investigation of goverment workers with alleged ties to Hamas, a recognized terrorist company. Her queries aimed to clarify the FBI’s position on investigating U.S. citizens, including members of Congress, potentially Rep. Tlaib (D-MI).
“You’re going to tell me as FBI director you will not investigate Americans or United States members of Congress that are linked to known terrorists?” asked Greene.
After numerous days of internal argument recently, Republicans passed the censure of Tlaib, a member of the “Squad,” for her antisemitic remarks. The comments included repeating a slogan used by Hamas that calls for the elimination of Israel: “from the river to the sea.” The censure resolution was presented by Greene too.
The phrase has been controversial and often slammed, particularly within the Israeli and Jewish neighborhoods, as it implies possible risks to the existence of Israel. Speaking on the Home floor last Tuesday, Greene said that Tlaib was complicit in “antisemitic activity” and “sympathizing with terrorist organizations.”
The border, nevertheless, still remains a hot button problem for numerous Republicans. On November 9th, Greene would go on to reveal her desire to impeach Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas. This followed the 2 constituents that were killed by prohibited immigrant human traffickers.
“Rather than sticking to an oath he required to safeguard and protect our country and uphold the Constitution when he was sworn in and Secretary of Homeland Security,” Greene mentioned, “Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas has participated in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with the laws of the United States.”
Nevertheless on Monday, eight Republicans accompanied Democrats to vote versus the impeachment of Mayorkas.
There were likewise 12 “No Votes” from each celebration. The 8 Republicans who voted with the Democrats:
- Rep. Ken Dollar (R-CO)
- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
- Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)
- Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
- Rep. John Duarte (R-CA)
- Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
- Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-OR)
- Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
Greene previously in the day made her impassioned plea. “Our border is broad open and Americans are dying daily. It’s time for Congress to hold the Biden administration accountable. It’s time to IMPEACH Mayorkas.”
“A vote to table is a vote with Democrats to safeguard Mayorkas and versus impeachment,” she included. In April, Greene called Mayorkas a “phony.”