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January 31, 2024

Ranking Member Thompson Statement on Republicans Shutting Down Debate of their Sham Impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the below statement after Committee Chairman Mark Green and Committee Republicans shut down debate during the markup of their sham impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas. This prevented Democrats from offering any more amendments.

“Committee Republicans abruptly shut down debate of their sham impeachment articles in the dark of night. They were either uncomfortable being confronted by the facts or they lacked the stamina to entertain a fulsome debate of a resolution the Committee entertained to buy off Marjorie Taylor Greene and the extreme MAGA Republicans who have taken over the Republican conference.

“Shutting down debate on obviously deficient – and baseless – impeachment articles is an act of cowards, plain and simple. Sadly, not only did they not have the guts to finish what they started, it is clear that they are willing to throw the Constitution, the integrity of the House, and a bipartisan history of the Committee under the bus to further their political stunts. As I said earlier, history will judge what Republicans did today, and it won’t be favorably. There is no way this passes constitutional muster.”

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