Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) revealed on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo that his committee is gearing up for a series of hearings upon Congress’s return from the end-of-the-year holiday break, outlining their strategy regarding Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Expressing a firm stance against Mayorkas, Green asserted, “He needs to go,” citing dereliction of duty, alleged violations of U.S. laws passed by Congress, and accusations of providing false information to Congress. The chairman highlighted the careful and methodical approach taken by his committee since the initiation of the investigation in early June. The committee has navigated the differing opinions within the GOP, with some members advocating for a more deliberative process and others pressing for an immediate vote on impeachment.
Green outlined the committee’s upcoming plans, stating, “We’re going to have about three or four hearings in January, and then we’re going to mark up the impeachment articles that have been written.” Addressing the diversity of impeachment resolutions brought forth by various Republican members, Green acknowledged the need for due process and emphasized the ongoing investigation, set to conclude this month, before proceeding with formal proceedings in January.
Referring to the recent approval of a motion to refer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s impeachment resolution to the homeland security panel, Green highlighted the nuanced positions within the GOP. While some Republicans have rushed to bring impeachment articles to the floor, others seek a more measured approach, advocating for due process. Green clarified that discussions with the eight Republicans who voted against the motion revealed a desire for a fair investigative process.
In response to accusations from Democrats that the impeachment efforts are a “political stunt,” Green defended the committee’s actions, emphasizing their commitment to a thorough investigation. The Department of Homeland Security, in turn, criticized what they termed “reckless impeachment charades” orchestrated by congressional Republicans.
When asked about the likelihood of House Republicans moving to impeach Mayorkas in January, Green pointed out that Democrats initiated the motion to refer Greene’s resolution to his committee. This decision, according to Green, grants the committee the authority to proceed with the impeachment process.