In a show of just how dysfunctional, chaotic, and the lack of control ‘Speaker’ (in name only) McCarthy has over Clown House, hard-right House Republicans forced a vote Thursday to refer a long-shot effort to impeach President Biden to a pair of committees. The vote took place “to appease” the Chaos Caucus within Qevie’s “ranks and avoids a potentially embarrassing split vote among members of the party. The vote to refer passed 219-208, with four Democrats and three Republicans not voting. Instead of bringing the resolution to the House floor, where it was not expected to pass, it will be sent for review to the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees.”
Why do these clowns want to impeach President Biden besides to distract from the numerous indictments their KKKult leader has racked up? According to Boebert, she “cited a “dereliction of duty” and “abuse of power” over Biden’s handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. By introducing the measure as a privileged resolution, Boebert bypassed the traditional legislative process and fast-tracked the bill directly to the House floor. The action also forced lawmakers to vote on the measure within two days.”
During Thursday’s debate, Republicans were admonished multiple times by the presiding officer to tone down their remarks.
Democrats argued that the case against Biden made a mockery of the seriousness of impeachment and was merely an attempt to distract from the twice-impeached Trump, the former Republican president now indicted for hoarding classified documents under the Espionage Act.
Conservatives are lining up votes, for example, to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and censure Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, who was the chairman of the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. It’s part of their effort to steer control of the House from the traditional centers of power, including the speaker’s office.
“This is what we were talking about,” said Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a leader in the conservative efforts to block McCarthy’s rise to speaker.
- Federal laws are written by Congress and become effective when signed by the U.S. president or when a presidential veto is overridden by both the House of Representative and the Senate.
- Congress is empowered to change laws or to write any other laws affecting immigration.
- Agencies of the executive branch of government are responsible for administering Congress’s immigration laws.
- Immigration is an exclusively federal power, the Supreme Court has said; the states may not regulate in the area of immigration.In Chae Chan Ping v. United States, 130 U.S. 581 (1889), the Supreme Court stated: