Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, came under intense scrutiny after she issued a statement on Tuesday in which she expressed her support for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Additionally, she stated on social media that impeachment should not be used as a form of retaliation.
A meeting was held on Tuesday by the House Homeland Security Committee in order to go forward with two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. The articles accuse Mayorkas of disobeying immigration law and of betraying the trust of the general public.
It is anticipated that a vote will take place later in the day, and it is highly probable that the vote will go along party lines, thereby moving the articles to a vote in the House at a later date.
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) January 30, 2024
At the same time as members of the Republican committee resumed their onslaught against Mayorkas, Jackson Lee took to social media in order to convey her position over the circumstance.
In reaction to a video of her at the impeachment hearing, in which she stated that they were “being fooled” in regard to the allegations that were made against Mayorkas, she sent out the tweet shown above.
“At this very moment, we are being led to believe that a someone is being investigated for treason, bribery, or any number of other serious offenses and misdemeanors. According to Jackson Lee, “the people of the United States of America are aware that those are not the actions that we are coming together for today.”
When it comes to vengeance, that is the reason we are here. If this were not the case, they would be aware that Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is a person whose family escaped the Nazis and then Cuba before landing in the United States of America.
However, Jackson Lee was subjected to severe criticism for her remarks from a number of individuals, one of whom being Aaron Ray Hermes, a Republican candidate from Texas who was running for the seat represented by the congresswoman.
“Oh so wanting to protect the country is just ‘revenge’ now?” He sent out a tweet. If this is the case, then why did you impeach Trump for making a phone call that was totally legal in 2019? Continue to tell lies, and we will continue to show up with receipts. I am looking forward to taking your seat.
Other people made an effort to bring to Jackson Lee’s attention the fact that the Democratic Party engaged in impeachment as a form of retaliation against former President Trump.
One person asked, “Did you post this comment when you all did the revenge impeachment of Trump?” Another user posted, “Haha! There you go again!” This is what the Democratic Party of Impeachment says.