Rep. Ken Buck Comes Out Against Impeachment for Mayorkas

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Thursday, Representative Ken Buck (R-Colo.) firmly rejected a resolution to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, stating to reporters that he believed it simply wasn’t an impeachable offense.

Buck became the first Republican to publicly declare his intention to defect from his party over this matter.

Buck has undergone a transformation since his earlier remarks during Mayorkas’s administration suggesting he had betrayed the administration over the border.

“I’ve talked to constitutional experts on the outside. I’ve talked to former members about the impact that this would have in the future,” Buck said.

“The people I’m talking to … agree that this just isn’t an impeachable offense.” he continued.

However, he stated that his colleagues have failed to present a substantial enough case to impeach Mayorkas, failing to demonstrate serious offenses or misdemeanors.

In their novel approach to Mayorkas’s impeachment, Republicans have accused him of disobeying immigration laws by citing detention standards that have never been reached by any administration, including the current one.

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