Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was silenced. Her remarks were expunged from the record on Wednesday after she vehemently referred to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as a liar during a meeting of the Republican-controlled House Committee on Homeland Security.
This occurred after Greene accused California Democrat Eric Swalwell of having an affair with a suspected Chinese agent. Previously, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) stated that he would not permit Swalwell to serve on the House Intelligence Committee due to his relationship with the woman. Democrats termed the political action retribution. They were unsuccessful on Wednesday in their demand that Greene’s accusation be expunged from the record due to her remarks against Swalwell.
Infuriated, Greene confronted Mayorkas about the calamity at the southern border, which was causing the spread of fentanyl in the United States and the deaths of American citizens.
Green said she wanted to know from Mayorkas how many more individuals would die every day in America. How many more young individuals must perish? How many more adolescents? Before he actually did something.
Mayorkas attempted to respond with his standard protestations, which he deploys every time he is confronted on the issue, basically assuring that they will not allow this to continue. Infuriated, Greene declared that she was reclaiming her committee seat and dubbed Mayorkas “a liar” to his face. “You’re a liar,” Greene added that the numbers demonstrate that he is allowing this to continue.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) immediately moved to strike Greene’s remarks. Thompson noted that the committee has a history of working on solutions with bipartisanship. They have reached a point where their language is not what committee members have historically used.
Greene was unyielding when asked if she would withdraw her statement, declaring she would not retract her remarks because the evidence was clear. Americans applauded her for calling out Mayorkas, but her outburst apparently violated committee rules.
However, Mark Green (R-Tennessee) decided that Greene had crossed the line and warned that calling someone a liar is unacceptable on this committee. The chair then informed Greene that she was no longer recognized to speak.
The Republican chair stated it’s fairly obvious that the regulations prohibit character assassination. Identifying or labeling someone as a liar is unacceptable in this committee. He then ruled that the words must be removed.
Greene had previously attacked Mayorkas during interrogation regarding his mismanagement of the drug cartels, claiming, Not only has he lied under oath but that he also just acknowledged his ineptitude.
Later, she tweeted that Republicans would never defeat Democrats, impeach Mayorkas and Biden, and implement our conservative agenda if we couldn’t even call a liar a liar. It is not acceptable for Republicans to allow Democrats to disregard “our words” and do their bidding on their behalf.
The Georgia Republican took a dig at Thompson while doubling down on calling Mayorkas a liar: Bennie Thompson can call Republicans insurrectionists, terrorists, and racists, but when he claims it’s wrong to say factual things, a committee controlled by Republicans should not have struck down her words.
During the past two years and three months, Mayorkas has violated 11 laws, according to Rep. Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana). He, too, asserts that Mayorkas must resign or be impeached.
Higgins ultimately stated that Mayorkas’ oath requires him to secure the nation’s sovereign border with Mexico and do whatever is necessary to prevent Mexican cartels from trafficking endless waves of illegal immigrants into the United States. From sea to shining sea, cemeteries are full of the carcasses of American sons and daughters who were killed by fentanyl. He added that Mayorkas had caused generational trauma within the U.S.
Higgins also said that he believes history will record Mayorka’s service period as a transition period in the nation. How was America before Secretary Mayorkas, and how was it after he left office? He expressed his disdain for Mayorkas and is incredulous that Mayorkas can sit there and smugly smile as if he hasn’t miserably failed the country. Higgins concluded that he had had no interest in asking the secretary any questions because he misleads and lies.
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