Republican Party Leader Outlines Strategy for Drafting Impeachment Articles Against Mayorkas

Chairman Mark Green (R-TN), leading the Homeland Security Committee, informed Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” that his committee is prepared to conduct a series of hearings upon Congress’s return from the year-end holiday break.

Mayorkas “needs to go,” Green said, adding, “He’s derelict in his duty. He’s broken the laws of the United States that have passed Congress. He’s lied to Congress.”

The chairman underscored the meticulous approach his committee has adopted in its investigation, initiated in early June. The committee is navigating a delicate balance, addressing the preferences of certain GOP members advocating for a “regular order” in the pursuit of Mayorkas’ removal, while also acknowledging other Republican colleagues who are urging an immediate vote on impeaching the secretary.

“We’re going to have about three or four hearings in January, and then we’re going to mark up the impeachment articles that have been written,” Green said.

In the previous month, eight Republicans, along with all voting Democrats, supported a motion to refer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) impeachment resolution to the homeland security panel. The resolution accused Mayorkas of “high crimes and misdemeanors” related to his alleged failure to uphold border security.

“There are probably about four or five different members who’ve brought impeachment articles, really rushing the thing to the floor without a due process,” Green said.

“And that’s why I think many of those eight voted no. And I have spoken to all eight. Most of them just want a due process to happen. And we have been doing that now for several months. That investigation wraps up this month, and then we will do a proceeding in January.”

While Democrats condemn the impeachment effort as a “political stunt,” they simultaneously advocate discussions on border security and immigration reforms. The Department of Homeland Security, in defense of Mayorkas, has criticized what a spokesperson referred to as “reckless impeachment charades” orchestrated by congressional Republicans.