(TargetLiberty.org) – Fox News’ Mike Emanuel, the chief Washington correspondent, has reported on intense interrogations faced by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by Congress members during ‘Special Report.’
A key figure in the House Republican leadership has intimated that the House is poised to conduct a vote on Tuesday concerning the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This vote would be based on a resolution put forward by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia.
Fox News has been informed to anticipate a direct vote without any preliminary actions, such as tabling or postponing the resolution, which could potentially shield some members from making a public stance. Without these preliminary steps, Mayorkas could be impeached without the typical procedures of a hearing or committee review.
This action would automatically initiate a formal process, obliging the House to forward articles of impeachment and select impeachment managers to the Senate. While this does not guarantee a Senate trial, the Senate, which is under Democratic control, would be required to acknowledge the receipt of the articles from the House.
This potential sequence of events is notable, especially when considering the emphasis that many Republicans place on procedural integrity. Earlier in the year, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from California had thwarted Representative Lauren Boebert’s attempt to impeach President Biden by redirecting it to a committee, thereby adhering to the conventional process which includes depositions, hearings, and markups on the articles of impeachment. Such procedures have not been followed in Mayorkas’s case.
Furthermore, a recent motion to expel Representative George Santos from New York was tabled due to due process concerns; the Ethics Committee had not yet concluded its investigation nor held a public hearing, with a report on Santos expected by November 17. This highlights a bipartisan hesitancy to act without due process.
Despite this precedent, there appears to be a possibility that the House might proceed with impeaching Mayorkas without the standard legislative processes. Should the House choose to reject the impeachment resolution, it could serve as a setback for the hardline Republicans who have been vocal about impeaching Mayorkas but face the risk of faltering when called upon to make a definitive decision on the House floor.
Chad Pergram, a senior congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel, contributes his expertise to this narrative. He has been with the network since September 2007 and operates from Washington, D.C.
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