The absence of 11 Republicans and eight more who voted with Democrats were the difference between saving and impeaching Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday night.
The impeachment resolution author, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was irate at her fellow lawmaker's decision, asserting that Mayorkas has been guilty of dereliction of duty and deserves to be removed from office, as Breitbart News reported.
Tuesday morning, on Sirius XM's Breitbart News Daily, Greene criticized the eight Republicans who voted Monday night to kill her articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, specifically for his management of the southern border.
“How many more Americans have to die before Republicans in Congress feel like they can actually push the button and vote to impeach Mayorkas,” Greene questioned.
“Eight Republicans last night voted to kill it, send my articles of impeachment back to committee where they have been sitting there, collecting dust along with other articles of impeachment on Mayorkas, and it’s ridiculous,” Greene said.
The eight Republicans who voted against advancing the legislation, include Reps. Cliff Bentz (OR), Ken Buck (CO), John Duarte (CA), Virginia Foxx (NC), Darrell Issa (CA), Tom McClintock (CA), Patrick McHenry (NC), and Mike Turner (OH).
This was along with 201 Democrats who voted to save Mayorkas.
“I mean, these people are out of excuses, and I hope to God that their constituents let them know how poorly they have done yesterday and how badly they are failing America,” Greene told Breitbart News Daily of her eight colleagues.
“Mayorkas is responsible for pushing through Biden’s open border agenda. And he is literally breaking our laws, and my articles of impeachment went through law by law that Secretary Mayorkas is breaking, and he must be impeached. Congress is out of excuses. It’s time to act.’
The frustrated Georgia Republican was so worked up about the measures failure that she went so far as to assert that the eight Republicans “call themselves conservatives, but they conserve nothing.”
“Tom McClintock is from California, and he sits on the Judiciary Committee, so he’s on the very committee that refused to pick up my articles of impeachment that have been there for six months and that I had also introduced from last Congress, so he refuses to move forward on impeachment in committee, but then cast a vote claiming that it should be done in committee.”
“Darrell Issa, exactly the same thing. Another California Republican that sits on Judiciary, claiming that he can’t wait to vote on impeaching Mayorkas,” she said. “These people are liars. They are absolute hypocrites. And you know, I don’t even know why they’re in Congress anymore, and how dare they call themselves conservatives.”
In addition to voicing frustration, Greene also discussed the congresswoman's upcoming book, "MTG," which will outline her climb from small business owner to one of the most well known names on Capitol Hill.
“I wrote this book to tell these stories, tell about getting kicked off committees early, like within a month of being in Congress, and 11 Republicans joined Democrats to do that to me."