MTG reportedly running the GOP House, Democrat says

 February 3, 2024

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) asserted on MSNBC's Morning Joe that Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is effectively "running" the House Republican Party.

Jeffries made these remarks when discussing House Republicans' attempts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, labeling it a "partisan, political stunt" orchestrated by Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

The argument

According to Jeffries, Greene and Trump are the driving forces behind such maneuvers within the House Republican Conference.

He criticized the Republican Congress, accusing it of fostering chaos, dysfunction, and extremism under the influence of Greene and Trump.

Jeffries argued that the focus should be on pressing issues like the economy, inflation, national security, public safety, and border concerns, emphasizing the need for a bipartisan approach to address these challenges.

The example of Mayorkas

Earlier in the week, House Republicans introduced articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, citing issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border and accusing him of violating border security laws, resulting in increased migrant influx.

Jeffries characterized these efforts as distracting from the Republicans' failed agenda, emphasizing the need to address critical national issues collaboratively.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, known for her active presence on social media, celebrated the articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

She attributed the development to her previous efforts, highlighting a floor vote she initiated in November. Greene claimed that Democrats and eight Republicans supported moving her articles to the Homeland Security Committee, giving jurisdiction for the impeachment proceedings.

What's ahead?

In her post, Greene emphasized the potential for Republicans to achieve positive outcomes when working together, asserting that accountability for those breaking the law can be ensured.

She criticized President Joe Biden and Democrats, accusing them of deception regarding the Senate border deal and its purported impact on the border crisis. The remarks from Jeffries and Greene highlight the ongoing internal dynamics and political maneuvers within the House Republican Party.

Additionally, as per data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), December witnessed over 300,000 migrant encounters at the U.S. Southwest land borders, indicating a surge compared to the two preceding months.

Republicans, including Texas Governor Greg Abbott, continued to criticize Biden's handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. In response, Biden acknowledged the longstanding border challenges and urged Congress to allocate funding for border security measures, including additional personnel and inspection equipment.

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