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Kevin McCarthy Tells DHS Secretary Mayorkas to Resign or Face Possible Impeachment

Kevin McCarthy Tells DHS Secretary Mayorkas to Resign or Face Possible Impeachment

“Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty. This is why today I am calling on the Secretary to resign.”

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the presumed next Speaker of the House, visited the southern border this week and offered a simple message to Biden DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: Resign or face a possible impeachment.

This is the first visible effort of Republicans to get the southern border under control as they look at taking over the House of Representatives.

Jennifer Van Laar of RedState has a transcript of McCarthy’s words:

“In 42 days the united Republican House takes control. In 42 days we end one party Democrat rule in Washington. The new House Republicans will work to stop Joe Biden’s assault on our laws, our borders, and our border agents. We will use the power of the purse and the power of the subpoena. Now, let me be clear, those responsible for this disaster will be held accountable. I’ve spoken today again with Congressman Jim Jordan and Jamie Comer, the future chair of Oversight and Judiciary committee, and they have my full support to investigate the collapse of our border and the shutdown of ICE enforcement nationwide.

“Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty. This is why today I am calling on the Secretary to resign. He cannot and must not remain in that position. If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action, and every failure. We’ll determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.”

See these clips:

You can watch the full version of his remarks below:

There’s more here:

Other Republicans echoed McCarthy’s intent:

This should reassure conservatives that if elected Speaker, McCarthy is serious about addressing their top concerns immediately.

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McCarthy is acting tough to win the speakership. I expect him to go limp immediately after he wins (if he wins).

Impeaching Mayorkis will do exactly nothing towards finally closing the border. He’s a just a cog in the machine,

Now if we were talking about putting him into a Mexican prison that might get some attention.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to Gosport. | November 23, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Of course impeaching him won’t do anything; how can it? The senate is sure to acquit him, so he can just ignore it. But it’s the only thing the House can do.


       
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      CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 11:25 am

      They could insert funding for a border wall and to hire 80K border patrol agents and refuse to pass appropriations bills without it.


         
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        Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | November 23, 2022 at 11:57 am

        And the senate will refuse to pass those bills, until we get to October and it’s time for another continuing resolution and omnibus budget. If the House stands strong, the resulting government shutdown will be its fault. We’ve already played this game enough to know the rule: a government shutdown is the president’s fault if he’s a Republican, and congress’s fault if he’s a Democrat.


           
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          CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 12:44 pm

          Maybe so. On the other hand it would be more difficult for the WH and d/prog to push back against such a proposal.

          The obvious question would be ‘if you aren’t planning to screw over the r HoR then why would you object to a direct measure to impose a potential consequence’?

          IMO, there are enough alternative media and more ordinary people paying attention than ever before. That makes the efforts of legacy media to spin the same old blame r playbook far less effective.

          You are absolutely correct that they will try to use that tired playbook, I just believe it is less effective than ever before.


           
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          txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 1:04 pm

          “” I just believe it is less effective than ever before.””

          Chief, that’s what everybody said before the last election.


           
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          CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 1:15 pm

          TXVET2,

          More people voted for r than d/prog in the midterms just not in the swing CD and States….so half a loaf+ control of the HoR.


           
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          henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | November 24, 2022 at 6:46 pm

          “Fault?”
          Blessing!


       
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      Paula in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      If you’re looking for a happy ending, impeaching him won’t do anything. But if principles mean anything, you will do it anyway.


       
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      markm in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 6:44 pm

      If the impeachment inquiry turns up clear evidence of crimes, then in 2024 either the Democrats have to throw Biden and Harris under the bus and pick a new team, or run with some percentage of the voters understanding that a Biden or Harris vote is literally a vote for a criminal administration.

      If the trial goes as far as a vote in the Senate, it forces each Democrat to commit one way or the other: vote for conviction or vote to keep a criminal in office. Or Schumer prevents it even going to a trial, and every single Democrat in the Senate helped cover up a crime. Either way, for every one in a two-party state, winning their next election becomes a little more difficult.


         
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        henrybowman in reply to markm. | November 24, 2022 at 6:49 pm

        The best we can hope for from an impeachment is to freeze and polarize Mayorkas like the Democrats did to Trump — add so much harassment to his life that he doesn’t have the time to concentrate on any other part of his job. But that just freezes the status quo, which doesn’t do anybody any good.


     
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    JohnSmith100 in reply to Gosport. | November 23, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Rip out one or more cogs at a time.


     
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    BierceAmbrose in reply to Gosport. | November 23, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    You change long-standing momentum on the third try — at best, if you do everything right.

    This is the lesson of Tea Party 1.0. No, you don’t express a grievance, or a preference, or even win one election and the rest follows. It doesn’t work the way they taught you in civics class. For example, they leave out the word “eventually.” The legislatures don’t follow the will of the people. They do so “eventually” if the people are consistent.

    Impeaching Mayorkis in the house is a brush-back pitch to the policies, to the administration, to the Senate, and to people who vote for the administration and senators. Their life is less cushy than it might have been. And who knows, next time, it could get worse.

There’s no politically viable way to oppose DHS. Impeachment requires conviction, which is guaranteed to fail. Defunding DHS is just a fancy way to announce you oppose border security. Both will be played up by the opposition media to tar Republicans.

If McCarthy wants to do something, the only thing he can do that might help is specifically fund the things the Democrats hate – apprehension and deportation, the mounted border patrols, anti-cartel intelligence and operations – and dare the Democrats to strip them out or Biden to veto them. That’s the best you can do with a narrow majority in the house, a narrow minority in the Senate, and no control of the Executive. It’s what the voters want, apparently.

This latest stunt is just that, and signals the impotence of business as usual.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to Bartlett. | November 23, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Specifically funding those things won’t help if the administration orders DHS staff not to carry them out.


       
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      CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 11:30 am

      No problem. Have the funding in tranches by quarter. Use their oversight over the previous quarter to determine whether the Admin is doing what they required. If not with old the next quarter’s funding. Build in a required vote based on compliance to release the next quarter’s appropriation into the budget bill.


         
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        Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | November 23, 2022 at 11:58 am

        That would work if you could get the senate to pass it, but that’s not going to happen.


           
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          txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 1:07 pm

          It always amazes me how many downvotes you get for stating the obvious.


           
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          CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 4:33 pm

          No the Senate won’t ….until the HoR refuses to pass an appropriations bill without it.

          The real question is two fold:
          1. Does the HoR have the stones?
          2. Which side wants to actually fund the govt?

          McCarthy said ‘any means necessary’; well this is one means to get it done. Do I believe him? Not really, more kubuki Lindsey2.0 BS.

          Would the d/prog fold first if it happened? Probably yes eventually, because they have a bunch more stakeholders and downstream grifters directly dependent upon govt funding than the r do, at least on balance.

          Since we know McCarthy doesn’t have the stones for it it’s a moot point. We will not find out the answer because the r establishment leaders won’t put the question to a test.


       
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      Bartlett in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      Specifically funding those things won’t help if the administration orders DHS staff not to carry them out.

      Yeah, not quite the point. The funding won’t survive Senate action anyway. But at least you have the Democrats in the Senate and the White House on record as opposing things the voters generally want. There is literally no House tactic that will improve the border situation. It’s all positioning for 2024, and weakly at that. Want to do better? Get better at winning elections.


     
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    daniel_ream in reply to Bartlett. | November 23, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    I’m a bit fuzzy on the lower levels of the US government bureaucracy. Is the creation of a federal Department (say, DHS, or Education or Energy or the FBI) an executive or legislative function? Congress must appropriate funding, I understand, but if it’s an executive function could a President not simply disband the entire department at will?

    The House can defund DHS right where it hurts them.

He doesn’t care if he’s impeached. He’s doing the job he was hired to do. Nor does he care if he’s subpoenaed. There are no consequences for ignoring that or for showing up and lying.

Congress has no teeth. The talk is all just talk.


 
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scooterjay | November 23, 2022 at 11:40 am

Impeachment is sooooo passe. I think amnesty is what jeebus would do. /s


 
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scooterjay | November 23, 2022 at 11:41 am

dude, that was what? a month ago?


 
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scooterjay | November 23, 2022 at 11:42 am

you know, the thing?

McCarthy is the wrong man in the wrong position. They’ll walk all over him.

How about passing a budget or two! Give us the R agenda and get to work on that. Impeachment is not my priority.

Proof is in the pudding. Our country is being invaded and that much is something that can not be denied.

Impeachment is a joke now, thanks to Democrats.

They’ve lowered the bar to, “we hate that guy”, and everyone knows it.

Everyone also knows that Senate D’s will vote in lockstep in support of one of their own regardless of the facts.

Similarly, when Congress used to “censure” one of its members, that used to mean something. Now, thanks to D’s, when a D gets censured they get a standing ovation from their own Party the next time they enter the Capital. They don’t lose any Committee assignments and it helps them fund raise and also helps them get re-elected.

McCarthy’s threat is hollow. Was not AG Eric Holder impeached but not removed from office? McCarthy’s only real threat is to withhold funding from anything he disagrees with including funding for any agency that fails to do it’s lawful duty. That includes the DOJ, FBI, Homeland etc, etc.

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