June 10, 2023

Caitlyn Jenner has expressed her help for Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene introducing articles of impeachment towards Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The Each day Mail reported on Wednesday that Republican Greene accused Democrat Mayorkas within the articles of “excessive crimes and misdemeanors” regarding the U.S.-Mexico border. She additionally accused Mayorkas of the “willful admittance” into the U.S. of unlawful migrants, terrorists, drug and human traffickers, and the drug fentanyl.

It comes one month after Greene’s feedback calling Mayorkas a “liar” had been stricken from the document in committee. She made the comment throughout a listening to of the Home of Representatives’ Homeland Safety Committee and he or she was prevented from talking any additional after the remark was “taken down” in a ruling by the chair, Republican Consultant Mark Inexperienced.

The listening to got here amid the continuing considerations about drug trafficking throughout the southern border and divisions amongst Republicans about efforts to question Mayorkas now that the GOP has a slender majority within the Home. Greene appeared dismayed {that a} member of her personal get together had agreed to dam her from talking.

Caitlyn Jenner is pictured left on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)is pictured proper on August 05, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. Jenner has backed Greene for introducing articles of impeachment towards Division of Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
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Elsewhere within the articles, Greene accused Mayorkas of being “complicit” within the ending of Title 42, which was enacted by former President Donald Trump throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The well being measure allowed U.S. border officers to expel migrants with out a formal asylum course of in an effort to cease the potential unfold of the virus. When President Joe Biden signed a decision declaring Could 11 as the top of the well being emergency within the U.S., Title 42 expired that night.

Critics of the president’s resolution feared it will result in chaos in already overwhelmed border communities, prompting some Southern states to announce their very own plans forward of the coverage’s finish date. Title 42 was used to ship again about 2.5 million migrants between March 2020 and November 2022, per CNN.

With the U.S.-Mexico border being an ongoing level of rivalry, Greene on Wednesday took to Twitter, the place she shared a hyperlink to an article on the submitting of her impeachment articles towards Mayorkas.

“Our Southern border is being invaded, overrun & ignored,” she tweeted. “1000s of unlawful aliens, tons of medicine & even terrorists cross our border every single day. Secretary Mayorkas is accountable. At this time, I am introducing articles of impeachment to take away him from workplace.”

The submit was met with a wave of messages from Twitter customers who agreed with the transfer, whereas a variety of detractors criticized Greene.

Jenner, who ran in a 2021 race to switch California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, however gained simply 1 % of the vote, counted herself among the many supporters.

Responding to fellow Republican Greene’s submit, the previous Preserving Up with the Kardashians star and Fox Information contributor merely tweeted: “Improbable!”

Each Greene and Jenner are vocal supporters of Trump, who’s at present vying for a second time period within the White Home.

“Secretary Mayorkas is proud to advance the noble mission of this Division, help its extraordinary workforce, and serve the American folks,” a DHS spokesperson informed Newsweek.

“The Division will proceed to implement our legal guidelines and safe our border, defend the nation from terrorism, enhance our cybersecurity, all whereas constructing a protected, orderly, and humane immigration system. As an alternative of pointing fingers and pursuing a baseless impeachment, Congress ought to work with the Division and move laws to repair our damaged immigration system, which has not been up to date in many years.”

Again in January, Greene known as for the impeachment of Biden and Mayorkas over their dealing with of the migrant difficulty on the U.S.-Mexico border. Greene has launched a number of unsuccessful articles of impeachment towards Biden alone since his 2021 inauguration.

“Joe Biden has failed the American Folks and Border Patrol Brokers,” Greene stated in a Reality Social submit. “The border is probably the most harmful disaster in America and fentanyl is killing Individuals on a regular basis. Impeach Joe Biden and Secretary Mayorkas!”

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Secretary of Homeland Safety Alejandro Mayorkas is pictured on the White Home on Could 11, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Mayorkas has been beneath hearth from the GOP over the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Throughout April’s listening to of the Home of Representatives Homeland Safety Committee, Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th district, questioned Mayorkas concerning the stream of fentanyl throughout the border when she accused him of mendacity.

Greene’s accusation led to an intervention by Democratic Consultant Bennie Thompson, who known as for the remarks to be “taken down.”

Chairman Inexperienced agreed to strike the remark from the document and after a back-and-forth with different members, the congresswoman was prevented from making additional feedback primarily based upon the principles of the committee.

“Republicans won’t ever defeat the Democrats, we’ll by no means impeach Mayorkas, we’ll by no means impeach Biden, and we’ll by no means implement our conservative agenda if we won’t even name a liar a liar,” Greene later tweeted, as she shared a video of her query to Mayorkas.

“Republicans shouldn’t let Democrats strike down our phrases and do their bidding for them,” she added.

Replace 5/18/23, 12:35 p.m. ET: This text has been up to date with an announcement from the Division of Homeland Safety.