The U.S. House of Representatives' vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was narrowly defeated on Tuesday, with four Republicans voting with Democrats.
The House failed to pass the resolution to impeach Mayorkas by a vote of 214-216. Four Republicans voted “no”: California Rep. Tom McClintock, Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher, and Utah Rep. Blake Moore.
“Secretary Mayorkas will be remembered as the worst Secretary of Homeland Security in history. Inexcusably, this incompetence is not constitutional grounds for impeachment,” Buck tweeted Monday.
.@SpeakerJohnson: “The resolution is not adopted.”
The U.S. House of Representatives failed to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas by a vote of 214 to 216. pic.twitter.com/5knO836v5b
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 6, 2024
The resolution was originally introduced by Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. (Related: House vote to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas fails)
In November, the House voted 209-201 to refer articles of impeachment against Mayorkas to a committee, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in voting yes to block the resolution from a full House vote. I cast it. (Related: Exclusive: Sen. Roger Marshall defeats Mayorkas, says he lied to Congress 'many times under oath')
Greene then reintroduced the resolution to impeach Mayorkas in late November. (Related: Exclusive: Jim Jordan suggests Mayorkas may have lied in new letter to DHS)
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.