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STATEMENT: Don Bacon & the Biden 17 Are Responsible for the Mayorkas Impeachment Political Stunt

Feb 14, 2024

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For Immediate Release
Date: February 14, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday evening, voting on the House floor for the second time without any evidence of wrongdoing, the MAGA Republican House Majority impeached Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, with Rep. Don Bacon and the other members of the Biden 17 voting in favor of this sham impeachment and political stunt. MAGA House Republicans spent all of the last year investigating the secretary and did not turn up a single shred of evidence of high crimes or misdemeanors. In response, Congressional Integrity Project executive director, Kyle Herrig, issued the following statement:

“Yesterday was a sad day for America. Rep. Don Bacon, the Biden 17, and MAGA House Republicans followed the direction of their crazed, criminally indicted, disgraced former president Donald Trump and extreme radical Marjorie Taylor Greene. They killed a bipartisan border bill the kind of which they have fought for and voted instead to impeach an innocent man, ignoring the important priorities of the American people to pursue a baseless political stunt – impeaching Secretary Mayorkas. Everyone from former Republican DHS Secretaries, bipartisan constitutional scholars, and even Republicans’ own presidential impeachment witness agreed that this impeachment effort was unconstitutional.  It’s clear that MAGA Republicans’ top goal is not to work on issues the American people care about, it’s to make sure they do everything they can to appease Donald Trump and help him get back to the White House in 2024.

“Make no mistake – poll after poll has shown that the people are tired of partisan games and political stunts and they want solutions to real issues like the cost of living and the border and instead of focusing on those issues House Republicans just told the American people to go to hell. In particular, Republicans like Don Bacon from swing districts won by Biden in 2020 have made their beds and they will have to lie in them – right next to Donald Trump.”