Congressman Who Voted Against Mayorkas Impeachment Threatened With A Primary Challenger

(Republican Party News) – On Tuesday evening of this week, House Republicans failed to pass impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. One of the GOP congressmen who voted against impeachment has already been informed he might be facing a primary challenge as a result of his actions.

As per Jack Davis, a contributor for The Western Journal, “On Tuesday night, House Republicans failed in their attempt to impeach Mayorkas, with 214 votes to support impeachment and 216 against. Republican Reps. Blake Moore of Utah, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Tom McClintock of California, and Ken Buck of Colorado voted with Democrats, according to The Washington Post.”

“Mike Gallagher’s political career should be over. We will work with the patriots in Wisconsin’s 8th district to primary him. Just like Lankford, we have no room for these people who cover for traitors like Mayorkas,” Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA stated in a post on X.

Kirk mentions Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, who played a part in negotiating the border security bill that the GOP has already shot down.

“Secretary Mayorkas has faithfully implemented President Biden’s open border policies and helped create the dangerous crisis at the southern border,” Gallagher remarked in a statement, an article by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel divulged.

“But the proponents of impeachment failed to make the argument as to how his stunning incompetence meets the impeachment threshold Republicans outlined while defending former President Trump,” he added. I’m just going to say that mentioning Trump here was probably a bad call, especially as it looks likely he will be the party’s presidential nominee.

Lots of people were unhappy with Gallagher and weren’t shy about letting him know on social media.

In an opinion piece that was published by the Wall Street Journal, Gallagher wrote that Mayorkas has been a total “disgrace” in his position, going on to add, “incompetence doesn’t rise to the level of high crimes or misdemeanors.”

Well, wouldn’t a dereliction of duty be considered grounds for impeachment. His job is to enforce all immigration law as a means of keeping our nation safe. He doesn’t get to selectively choose which laws to impose.

“I disagree with my Republican colleagues who voted on Tuesday to impeach Mr. Mayorkas. Impeachment not only would fail to resolve Mr. Biden’s border crisis but would also set a dangerous new precedent that would be used against future Republican administrations,” Gallagher continued.

He then attempted to make the case that even if Mayorkas gets removed from office, President Joe Biden would then appoint someone else to the position who could pick up where Mayorkas left off in implementing his border policies.

“Gallagher said Republicans should learn from and not emulate the mistakes made under the leadership of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the impeachment efforts against former President Donald Trump,” the WJ noted.

“It was a rushed, hyperpartisan process that lowered the bar for what constitutes an impeachable offense. Republicans rightly railed against this effort and the dangers of a single-party impeachment, impeachment for unpopular decisions, impeachment for non-criminal acts, and impeachment for not complying with congressional subpoenas,” he explained.

“Republicans should reject the Pelosi precedent. Creating a new, lower standard for impeachment, one without any clear limiting principle, wouldn’t secure the border or hold Mr. Biden accountable. It would only pry open the Pandora’s box of perpetual impeachment,” he concluded.

If I were Gallagher, I’d start looking for a new line of work. I don’t think he’s going to be getting another term in office.

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