Everyone has come to expect a lack of self-awareness from hard-core leftists, but it has reached new levels with statements made this week by Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. She said impeachment is not for revenge, but rather for treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Recently, the House GOP forward with an impeachment inquiry against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Democrats have accused the Republicans of callousness regarding aggressive border policies and spending to secure the border. However, the GOP has continued undaunted with their impeachment inquiries against Mayorkas.
On Tuesday the House Homeland Security Committee met to advance two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. A vote is expected at a later date to move the articles for a House vote in the future. Jackson Lee sits on the committee and shared a video of her comments during the impeachment hearings.
In the video she says that revenge is the reason they are there instead of “Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is an individual whose family fled the Nazis and then Cuba before arriving here in the U.S.” she continued by reminding her colleagues that he is the first immigrant to serve as head of the Department of Homeland Security.
".@SecMayorkas is an individual whose family fled the Nazis and then Cuba before arriving here in the U.S. That is what he went through. He is the first immigrant to serve as head of @DHSgov." -Congresswoman @JacksonLeeTX18 pic.twitter.com/mulapoCRiy
— House Homeland Security Committee Democrats (@HomelandDems) January 30, 2024
Republican Aaron Ray Hermes, who is running for the GOP nomination to challenge Jackson Lee in Texas’ 18th Congressional District, retweeted her and commented on her character. He also asked why she impeached Trump for a perfectly valid phone call in 2019.
Oh so wanting to protect the country is just “revenge” now? lol. Then why did you impeach Trump for making a perfectly valid phone call in 2019? Keep lying and we’ll keep showing up with receipts. Can’t wait to take your seat.
— Aaron Ray Hermes (@realAaronHermes) January 30, 2024
It seems that Democrats don’t care about impeachment being used for revenge or not when it involves their own people. Democrats implied that former President Bill Clinton was unjustly targeted for lying under oath about having an affair with a White House intern. Democrats also claim President Joe Biden is innocent of helping his son.
Still, Mayorkas’ impeachment is fueled by some unspecific Republican revenge. When it came to former President Donald Trump, who was twice impeached for offenses, he did not commit. Democrats claimed they wanted to preserve democracy against the threat of a tyrant like Trump.
You are absolutely out of your mind, woman! You don't even deserve a single cent from the hardworking taxpayers. You should have been kicked out a long time ago. You've been leeching off the people for far too long. You're nothing but evil and pathetic. Tell me, what good have…
— Jones (@cjones2022) January 31, 2024
Representative Jackson Lee’s hypocrisy is appalling. Before denying that Democrats used impeachment as revenge against Trump, Jackson Lee says impeachment should not be used as a tool for revenge. It is apparent that the motivation behind the Democratic push to persecute Trump is revenge for him winning the 2016 election. It would be hard for anyone to deny that Trump’s impeachments were motivated almost entirely by revenge.
The Democratic statement regarding preserving democracy never held weight, and it still doesn’t. Democrats abused their power for their revenge. This shows a lack of self-awareness on Jackson Lee’s part. It’s almost unprecedented.