Republicans took a major blow after their attempt to impeach disgraced Deputy of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas failed, and someone was waiting in the wings with a savage 3-word response. You remember George Santos, whom Republicans voted to oust, right?
Well, after the failed vote, he had something to say, which Republicans should take to heart. After all, they can’t impeach a man who’s destroying the country, but they can get rid of a Republican congressman who could have voted with them. Either the GOP is just plain stupid, or they’re doing everything they can to help the left.
Santos wasted no time rubbing salt in the right’s wounds with this photo and his brutal, but true, response:
Miss me yet? pic.twitter.com/sw4j7VcjJk
— George Santos (@MrSantosNY) February 6, 2024
By the looks of the comments, conservatives agree with Santos. Here’s what some folks are saying:
“You are 100% right to post this!!”
“No way should anyone have voted to remove you unless they included Adam Schiff & communist traitor Eric Swalwell ! We know you would’ve voted correctly today …”
“Ultimate Trolling! But he’s right”
“The GOP is in on it, they’re destroying us by design”
“The only thing the GOP has been successful at was kicking out a fellow Republcian. Idiots”
“You were never convicted unlike Jamal for pulling the fire alarm (insurrection) … he should have been impeached. You weren’t given due process. Screw them, George. I wish you would still be there.”
The anger, as usual, is directed exactly where it belongs: at the cowardly GOP.
The @HouseGOP can’t even muster the courage to impeach Mayorkis but they still want us to believe they intend to hold Joe & Hunter Biden accountable.
They don’t have the balls it’s going to take to save this nation from the Marxist Left.
Time to clean house. pic.twitter.com/RigGAs4Ay6
— David Giglio (@DavidGiglioCA) February 6, 2024
Trolling and anger aside, this vote put Republicans in a weak and tough spot. What else is new?
The Republican-led House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the crisis at the southern border – marking a major blow for House Republicans who have pushed for Mayorkas’ removal.
The House voted mostly along party lines, but Republicans suffered a number of defections which torpedoed the vote. Four Republicans ultimately voted no: Rep. Tom Clintock, R-Calif., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Blake Moore, R-Utah, who switched his vote at the last minute in a procedural move to be able to bring the resolution back to the floor.
But Democrats remained united. The vote was 214-216. Lawmakers voted on a resolution combining two articles of impeachment that accused Mayorkas of having “refused to comply with Federal immigration laws” and the other of having violated “public trust.” A Cabinet secretary has not been impeached since 1876, when Secretary of War William Belknap was impeached.
The move is a crushing defeat for the Republican majority, which held hearings throughout 2023 on Mayorkas’ “dereliction of duty” and additional hearings on the impeachment articles themselves earlier this year. Lawmakers accused Mayorkas of disregarding federal law with “open border policies” that have made the ongoing crisis at the southern border worse. They have pointed to the rolling back of Trump-era policies like border wall construction and Remain-in-Mexico as well as reducing interior enforcement and expanding “catch-and-release.” They say it has fueled record numbers at the southern border, where numbers breached the 300,000 mark in December.
Marjorie Taylor Greene says the GOP will regroup and come back when they have the votes.
🚨 @RepMTG on the vote to Impeach Secretary Mayorkas: “There was a motion to recommit. That means that we can bring the Articles of Impeachment back to the floor maybe as early as next week. So, this is not over yet.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 7, 2024
In any case, the principle of due process is more important than the vote advantage that the GOP would have had with Santos still in the House. The idea that Congressmen can be expelled for mere allegations of criminality only encourages the Deep State to bring even more of its political enemies up on charges. At the very least, the House should have waited for at least a conviction before expelling Santos, if not expel him at all. After all, why not let the voters decide or let Santos see the writing on the wall and decide not to seek another term?
Sadly, it’s probably a wrap, given how too many RINOs in the GOP seem to fight harder for their Democrat leaders than they do for their own voters. At any rate, big shoutout to Santos for dropping the day’s top troll—spot on and couldn’t be more accurate!