Rep. McClintock to Newsmax: Don’t ‘Dumb Down’ Mayorkas Impeachment

Rep. Tom McClintock defended his vote last week against the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, explaining to Newsmax on Monday that the attempt “dumbs down” the standard enshrined in the Constitution.

The California Republican told Newsmax’s “National Report” that his party’s effort to throw out Mayorkas “dumbs down the standard of impeachments and assures that it will be a constant fixture in our national life whenever the White House is held by one party and the Congress by the other.

The attempt to impeach Mayorkas failed 216-214 last week as two other GOP members joined McClintock in voting with the Democrats to block the move, while another Republican flipped his vote to “no” seconds before the vote closed as a procedural move that permits the party to bring the legislation back at a later date.

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