Punching Fellow Republicans and Getting on TV
There have been more than 2 million illegal border crossings during each of the last two years under President Joe Biden. It should be no surprise then that a September Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 54% of Americans agree with the statement, "immigration is making life harder for native-born Americans."
Under normal political circumstances, Republicans would see an opportunity and run with the party's pro-legal but not illegal immigration bent.
Instead, before our very eyes, the lemming wing of the GOP is mucking up an opening so that the likes of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., can get on cable TV.
Monday, MTG, as Greene is known, forced a floor vote on a resolution to impeach Biden's Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Her gambit failed in a 209-201 vote.
Of course, it failed. It was a stunt. The sad part is that only eight House Republicans voted against the measure.
And the measure only made it to the floor because of crazy House GOP rules that allow one Republican to push a measure that is a waste of time, because the Democrat-controlled Senate won't pass it.
Some of the eight dissenting Republicans could find themselves in a world of hurt when they run for reelection and they have to face the wrath of constituents who think that committed conservatives have nothing better to do than fall on their swords.
So, thank you, gentlewoman from Georgia.
Savvy Democrats must love you.
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