In a momentous turn of events, the House vote to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has fallen short of gaining the necessary support. Despite a contentious debate and heightened anticipation, the final tally concluded at 214-216, with three Republicans crossing party lines to vote against the impeachment alongside Democrats.
Prior to the vote, Republican Speaker Mike Johnson delivered a scathing indictment of Mayorkas, accusing him of a "complete dereliction of duty" in his oversight of the southern border. Johnson asserted that the secretary willfully neglected to enforce immigration laws, a charge that had fueled the impeachment proceedings. Success in the vote would have marked the first impeachment of a cabinet official in almost 150 years.
The aftermath of the failed impeachment attempt saw exclusive interviews on The Joe Pags Show, offering a firsthand account of the dynamics surrounding the pivotal decision. Lauren Boebert, expressing disappointment, called in to share her thoughts on the implications of the failed vote. Boebert highlighted the need for unity within the Republican party, drawing parallels with the leadership role played by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi among Democrats.
Adding another layer to the conversation, Congressman Chip Roy, who voted for Mayorkas' impeachment, joined The Joe Pags Show to unravel the reasons behind the vote's failure and shed light on the potential steps moving forward.