House GOP Chickens Out Of Impeachment

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( – The GOP House continues to face rising tensions as many are hoping to find a way to tackle impeaching Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. For the most part, Republicans have been unified in impeaching the secretary, however, they can’t seem to agree on what the right approach to the impeachment will be.

While some want to proceed with the impeachment straight away, others believe that it is important to first build a case before starting the process.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), a former prosecutor, said that they have previously had a rushed impeachment, referring to President Trump’s further impeachment, but that was not who they were as a party. McCaul has also added that the committees of jurisdiction should be the ones to lead the inquiry.
He added that it was incredibly important for them to be methodical in their approach and to conduct hearings and gather the evidence before they actually impeach.

However, not all Republicans are holding the same beliefs regarding this. In fact, Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) filed articles of impeachment against Mayorkas last week. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) also pledged that he would have his own resolution to impeach Mayorkas. In a tweet, he wrote that he had been the first member of Congress to have introduced impeachment articles against the Secretary.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has also taken the time to note that he believed that a more deliberate approach was needed in the impeachment process.

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