Scalise Expects Return Next Week, Could Break Mayorkas Impeachment Standoff | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Daniel Chaitin.

    The office of Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) announced on Thursday that the lawmaker's battle against blood cancer is going well and he plans to return to Capitol Hill next week, potentially giving House Republicans the key vote they need to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a second try.

    Scalise has been out of Washington and working remotely for several weeks to undergo a stem cell transplant and then recover from the treatment. His absence has effectively made a slim GOP majority in the House even narrower. But even with Scalise expected to make a comeback, the margin is poised to change again with a special election to fill a vacancy in New York scheduled for next week.

    "Leader Scalise has successfully completed his autologous stem cell treatment and has been medically cleared to resume travel. He is in complete remission and will be returning to Washington next week for votes," Scalise's office said in a brief statement. "He is thankful for his positive prognosis, and for the support of his medical team, family, colleagues, and fellow Louisianans."

    Scalise was the sole missing vote when the GOP-led House held a vote on Tuesday to impeach Mayorkas over his handling of the border crisis. Three GOP lawmakers broke ranks and joined all voting Democrats, resulting in a tie that would have made the effort a failure. But GOP Vice Chairman Blake Moore (R-UT) changed his vote to oppose the resolution, a "procedural" move allowing the House to consider it.

    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) told reporters on Wednesday that House Republicans will prevail the next time the chamber considers the articles of impeachment. He also said "democracy is messy" and talked about how the "razor thin margin" House Republicans have over the Democrats makes for a challenge when considering measures on the floor.

    "Sometimes when you're counting votes and people show up when they're not expected to be in the building, that changes the equation," Johnson said, alluding to Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who showed up at the last moment to cast his vote against impeachment while in a wheelchair after being rushed from a hospital where he has been recovering from abdominal surgery.

    The House has not yet scheduled an exact time for a second go at impeaching Mayorkas, but Democrat leadership urged their members to be ready for the resolution to be brought to the floor again as early as Tuesday, when the first votes of the week are expected.

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    There are currently four vacancies in the House, which has 435 members when at full strength, but that will soon change. With New York expected to hold its special election to replace now-former Rep. George Santos (R-NY) next week, the Democrats may have another member in their ranks. Other special elections to fill other vacancies will follow in the coming weeks and months.

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Considering what real news is available for all to witness, and in great specificity, should one pursue what is true outside of the channeled realm of the corrupt corporate /legacy media, and: Is Institutionalized Corruption real, and is it a hindrance to sustaining our Constitutional Republic now, and for future generations of American citizens?
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  Not sure
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Understanding that there are two firm positions concerning the Open Border Crises, but many realties regarding its current, and, or projected real impacts to the functioning, sustainability of this Constitutional Republic: What position below best represents what you know to be true regarding this impactful policy?
  The United States' must continue the Executive initiative of Open Borders until a Democratic Congress can codify full Demographic Inclusion by keeping the Biden /Harris Open Borders policy in place.
  Our United States' borders are sovereign just as are our self-governed citizens, where borders must be maintained, monitored and defended, which is the position of core Republicans.
  I am in favor of Open Borders to make my America more of a global community; however, the federal government must now fix problems that "Red State" governors have caused in our cities.
  I do NOT favor the Democratic Socialists' disruption of the cultural fabric of my Representative Republic, and there will be Treasonous Hell to Pay when the certain calamity begins in earnest.
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Considering the deep morass of complete incompetence at the Federal level, in the executive branch of our self-governed People, unarguably the worst in modern times; if certain changes could be made by Impeachment of those most qualified: Who would be your best choice because of abject Corruption, incompetence, or both?
  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
  Attorney General Merrick Garland
  President Joseph R. Biden
  Are you a MAGA Extremist, and do not know any better? These are our best of days, not our worst.
  FBI Director Christopher Wray
197 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


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Should the Institutionalized Corruption of the Biden /Harris Administration, in this separate instance the Open Border Policy of our Sovereign Southern Border, be not only tolerated, but sanctioned by the raising of local spending by local politicians to pay for these now visible and known effects of rampant, and out-of-control Illegal Immigration?
  Yes, it is a kind thing to do, and a way that our county, our state can aid in this tremendous effort toward local federal foreign aid; and now, thankfully, in great abundance.
  No, our Constitutional Republic WILL NOT continue to exist, as our United States of America, if we do not control our sovereign borders, to protect our citizens, to keep them solvent and safe.
  I only consider what is topical and popular since my friends, too, only care to do the same.
277 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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