Republicans Back Out Of Impeachment?

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Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) has not been very vocal on what his vote will be in the possible impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

On Sunday, Gonzales told “Fox News Sunday” that it will all depend on how the hearing goes. He added that right now he is just waiting to see all the facts.

The Republicans have long promised to impeach Mayorkas, as they have repeatedly criticized his approach towards handling the situation at the southern border. The first articles of impeachment against Mayorkas were filed by Texas Rep. Pat Fallon (R) last week.

This move was a highly anticipated one as throughout the 2022 midterms the Republicans promised to proceed with impeachment.

Still despite the urgency with which the impeachment papers were filed there are GOP House members who are still divided on how they should handle the impeachment proceedings. Some believe that they need to rush into the process while others think that it is better to take everything slow and create a good case with all the evidence first.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Hill in an interview last week that the GOP would need to be methodical in their approach in order to be successful and gain the necessary support.

In order for the Mayorkas to be impeached the majority of House Representatives will need to vote in favor of his impeachment. From there a two-thirds vote of the Senate is necessary for conviction.