Rather than agreeing to a bi-partisan border bill, House Republicans are desperate to distract from their do-nothing body. Leader Mike Johnson decided that impeaching Alejandro Mayorkas, the head of Homeland Security, would be a good distraction from their lack of accomplishments.
But Republicans couldn't even do that. The party had a handful of members vote against the measure, dooming their bid. Marjorie Taylor Greene accused the Democrats of fooling the GOP and the Morning Joe panel found that hilarious.
Greene whined last night, "They hid one of their members, waiting to the last minute, watching to see our votes, trying to throw us off on the numbers that we had versus the numbers they had. So, yeah, that was a strategy at play tonight."
Mika Brzezinski responded, "Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested that was a sneaky move. Oh, got it, got it." Joe Scarborough added, "I don't even know what to say about that." After Brzezinski opined that the Georgia lawmaker was "nuts," Scarborough continued:
"He voted, you're supposed to vote – there's nothing sneaky about it. Got a voting card, I'm here, vote."
The vote says a lot more about the Speaker Mike Johnson and his lack of control over the party than it does about the Democrats. It is not the other side's job to make things easier for Johnson and Greene.