White House needles Johnson after failed Mayorkas impeachment vote

The White House is underscoring how Republicans sided with Democrats to temporarily delay the House GOP’s attempts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the border crisis.

“Clearly,” there is “bipartisan agreement” that House Republicans’ impeachment effort is “baseless,” “unconstitutional,” and “should fail,” according to Ian Sams, the White House’s spokesman for oversight and investigations.

“House Republicans ought to realize that extreme political stunts like this are a waste of time, and instead join the President, Secretary Mayorkas, and Republicans and Democrats who want to work together to deliver real solutions that actually strengthen border security,” Sams wrote Tuesday in a statement.

Sams issued the statement after House Republicans mismanaged a floor vote on Mayorkas’s articles of impeachment, alleging high
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