The four Republicans who flipped on Johnson and killed the effort to impeach Mayorkas

Four Republican lawmakers flipped on their party and killed the effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a stunning vote Tuesday night.

The lawmakers saved Mayorkas and voted with all Democrats, handing House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) a massive loss. The impeachment effort failed in a 216-214 vote.

Here are lawmakers who turned on their party:

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)

Buck signaled ahead of time that he had no intention of supporting impeaching Mayorkas. On Monday, Buck wrote an op-ed laying out his reasoning.

“To be clear, Secretary Mayorkas has completely failed at his job. He is incompetent. He is an embarrassment. And he will most likely be remembered as the worst secretary of Homeland Security in the history of the United States,” Buck wrote. “However, the Constitution is clear that impeachment
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