The House on Monday blocked a resolution to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border, instead voting to refer the matter to a committee.
The impeachment measure introduced by GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia last week includes a single article that accuses Mayorkas of engaging “in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with the laws” of the United States.
Lawmakers were supposed to vote on a Democratic-led motion to table, or kill, the resolution. But Democrats instead brought a motion to refer the resolution to the Homeland Security Committee, making it easier for them to gain the support of moderate Republicans. Still, the referral has a similar effect.
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