House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) was dealt a brutal blow Tuesday evening after Republican dissenters caused upsets in two major floor votes on the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and a billion-dollar aid bill for Israel.
Mayorkas narrowly escaped being indicted by the House on two counts in what GOP leadership had anticipated to be a close but sure bet. Four Republicans voted against the measures, though one did so as a procedural move so the bill could be brought back in the near future.
House Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) each told the Washington Examiner after the vote that they expect leadership to bring the resolution back to the floor for a vote sometime next week.
Lawmakers voted by a narrow margin of 214-216 to reject the articles of