WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5) took to the House Floor to denounce the MAGA Majority's sham impeachment of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Below is a transcript of her remarks: 

“We all agree something needs to be done to fix our broken immigration system. But when it comes to doing the work? Finding the solutions? House Democrats have come to the table. President Biden has come to the table. The Senate has come to the table. But then, there’s the House GOP. 

“As the MAGA extremists hold up our national security priorities, our commitment to our allies and to our own readiness — supposedly to strike a deal on immigration — the President says let's get it done. And then he did. Instead of pursuing a bipartisan compromise, instead of strengthening the security of our border, advancing humane solutions, and doing their jobs, they’re now impeaching the Secretary of Homeland Security? Without a single allegation of any impeachable crime. Not one. Impeaching a Cabinet member without any evidence of high crimes or misdemeanors. That is the breach of public trust here. 

“So, the plan is to impeach the Secretary — and then what? Will the Majority invest in the Border Patrol? No. Their dream budget fires 2,000 Border Patrol agents. Just yesterday, Speaker Johnson ridiculed the men and women of the Border Patrol for supporting the Senate bill, saying it's probably because it would give them a fair wage. This Majority’s contempt for working people — even those whose mission is to carry out border security — has no bounds.

“This extreme MAGA Majority has repeatedly rejected funding for technology that is needed to stop the flow of fentanyl. But here we are. The extreme MAGA Majority, what are they going to do about the border? Only this sham impeachment. And they’ve told us what the future holds. As one Member across the aisle put it, they oppose action on immigration because it would ‘boost Biden against Trump.’

“That’s all they care about. That's what this sham is about. Choosing Extremism Over Country. Stunts Over Solutions. And Politics Over People. That is a breach of trust we all must reject.”

To watch the full speech, click HERE.

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