Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, faced significant scrutiny following her recent statement expressing support for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Moreover, she took to social media to emphasize that impeachment should not be utilized as a means of retaliation.
The House Homeland Security Committee convened on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of pursuing two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. These articles allege that Mayorkas has violated immigration laws and breached the trust of the general public.
A vote is expected to occur later today, and it is highly likely that the vote will align with party lines, ultimately advancing the articles for a future vote in the House.
Responding to a video of her during the impeachment hearing, where she voiced her belief that they were being deceived regarding the accusations against Mayorkas, she shared the aforementioned tweet.
Currently, we are being persuaded to believe that an individual is under investigation for treason, bribery, or various other grave offenses and misdemeanors. As per Jackson Lee, it is evident that “the citizens of the United States of America understand that these are not the actions we are uniting for today.”
The purpose of our presence is vengeance. Without this motive, it would be known that Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is an individual whose family fled from the Nazis and later from Cuba before settling in the United States of America.
Nevertheless, Jackson Lee faced harsh criticism for her comments from various individuals, including Aaron Ray Hermes, a Republican candidate from Texas who was vying for the congresswoman’s seat.
Is it now considered ‘revenge’ to want to protect our country?” he tweeted. If that’s the case, then why did you impeach Trump for a completely legal phone call in 2019? Keep spreading lies, and we’ll keep providing evidence. I can’t wait to take your place.
Several individuals took the opportunity to remind Jackson Lee that the Democratic Party resorted to impeachment as a means of retaliating against former President Trump.
One individual inquired, “Did you share this comment when you all pursued revenge through Trump’s impeachment?” Another user chimed in, saying, “Haha! There you go again!” This is what the Democratic Party’s impeachment strategy entails…