Top Dem Hakeem Jeffries One-Ups House GOP For Pursuing Another Sham Impeachment

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In remarks on the House floor Tuesday on the occasion of the chamber’s GOP members trying to advance an impeachment of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) — the current leader of House Democrats — absolutely ripped the GOP majority’s record.

“You have brought Articles of Impeachment that are not anchored in reality. You have brought Articles of Impeachment for one simple reason: Because you really want to impeach Joe Biden. That is what you were directed to do by the puppet master, the former President of the United States, Donald Trump,” Jeffries said. “You really want to impeach Joe Biden, but you realize that that is politically unpopular, so you have brilliantly come up with, in your minds, plan B. Let’s go after Secretary Mayorkas. No evidence that he engaged in wrongdoing, committed a crime, or violated the Constitution, but let’s go after Secretary Mayorkas. Maybe that will satisfy the quest for revenge of the puppet master.”

On a similar note, Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) used a Tuesday hearing of the House Judiciary panel’s subcommittee dealing with the so-called weaponization of government to deem Trump a perpetrator of actual governmental weaponization. Plaskett noted Trump’s stated interests in using the justice system to target political opposition and establishing a more politically loyal workforce across the federal government, covering even positions where the idea is having someone in the job who’s experienced and outside of electoral, partisan politics.

“This is, in fact, the sixth time in this Select Subcommittee that a hearing of ours has had the exact same name,” Plaskett exclaimed, adding: “This is about speaking to Fox News. This is not about solving problems for the American people. […] Just since our last hearing, the fifth hearing, former President Trump has made more terrifying statements on the weaponization of the federal government should he have a second term.”