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Molinaro says he will vote to impeach Mayorkas

Feb 01, 2024 12:55 pm

Paul Kirby reports in the Daily Freeman that Rep. Marc Molinaro plans to vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, although the story does not cite a specific reason why. Molinaro said, “I’ve had to manage complex government responsibilities as a former Village Mayor and County Executive.... If he worked for me – and he wouldn’t – I’d have fired him.” On a social media post he said, “Upstate New York is a much more dangerous place with Secretary Mayorkas leading President Biden’s homeland security.... Since Secretary Mayorkas won’t do his job and address the border crisis or even acknowledge its existence he should not have this job.” Molinaro, a Republican, represents the 19th Congressional District. Pat Ryan, a Democrat, represents the 18th District and disagrees with Molinaro, saying, “I’ve been clear since day one: we have a crisis at the border, and we need all hands on deck to fix it.... That’s why I called on the President to declare a state of emergency in New York last May, alongside Congressmen (Mike) Lawler and Molinaro.... But the far-right House leadership under Mike Johnson and Elise Stefanik would rather use immigration for political gain than take action to actually fix the problem.” Ryan complained that Republicans won't vote on his Dignity Act, what he calls comprehensive “bipartisan immigration legislation – they refuse to vote on it..... I wrote an amendment to crack down on fentanyl trafficking – they refuse to pass it.... We’re ready to pass a federal budget that will increase border security – they refuse to even consider it. It’s cynical, disappointing, and everything that’s wrong with American politics.” Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.