House Republicans Fail to Impeach Mayorkas

February 7, 2024

On this vote, the yays are 214 and the nays are 216. The resolution is not adopted.

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Mike Johnson (R-LA) said after Tuesday’s vote on the articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

What To Know: The House Republicans fell one vote short in their attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday. The vote came to 214-216, with three Republicans against the impeachment and a fourth switching his vote in so the effort could be revisited.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson called the impeachment effort “an extreme measure. But extreme times call for extreme measures.” House Republicans have said they intend to reconsider measure once they have enough votes, amid tensions regarding the Biden administration’s border policies.

In response to the failed vote, White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, Ian Sams, said, “House Republicans ought to realize that extreme political stunts like this are a waste of time, and instead join the President, Secretary Mayorkas, and Republicans and Democrats who want to work together to deliver real solutions that actually strengthen border security.”

Big Picture: Senators have been divided on the border for months. On Sunday, a bipartisan bill was proposed, however, Republicans have shown opposition.

Read More:

House vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas fails, thwarted by Republican defections (The Associated Press)

In a stunning vote, House fails to impeach Mayorkas over border issues (The Washington Post)

by Sarah Pinkerton,