Marjorie Taylor Greene says US ought to have deported murdered scholar Laken Riley | EUROtoday

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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has used the homicide of Laken Riley as a political speaking level for her stance on unlawful immigration.

But in a weird alternate on Tuesday, she appeared to name for the late nursing scholar’s deportation.

Ms Greene made the remark throughout a House Homeland Security Committee funds listening to with Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The Georgia consultant has referred to as immigration insurance policies beneath Joe Biden “corruption at its deepest level” and went up to now to say Democrats’ insurance policies are “treason.”

“It’s treason because these people have declared war on our citizens by raping our women, our children, and murdering people,” Ms Greene mentioned. “Like Laken Riley, you’re familiar with her, right?”

Mr Mayorkas confirmed that he was aware of Ms Riley’s homicide case.

Riley, 22, a scholar from Georgia, was brutally killed on 22 February 2024. Jose Antonio Ibarra, an undocumented immigrant from Venezuela, has been charged together with her homicide.

“You should have deported her so that she could be alive today,” Ms Greene mentioned. “Her parents would have appreciated that.”

It’s unclear if Ms Greene meant to say that Mr Mayorkas ought to have deported her killer, or if she meant that Riley would nonetheless be alive if she had been despatched overseas.

Ms Greene didn’t concern a correction following the comment.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, in a shirt referencing the homicide of Laken Riley, in the course of the State of the Union Address (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The congresswoman has led House Republicans in impeaching Mr Mayorkas. The effort handed within the House, and Ms Greene delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Republicans have accused Mr Mayorkas of “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law,” arguing that he violated immigration legal guidelines utilizing insurance policies of the Biden administration. They have additionally accused him of a “breach of trust,” alleging that he didn’t act on his duties, lied to Congress and obstructed its investigation, in accordance with a report by The Hill.

The Democratic-controlled Senate is predicted to both dismiss the impeachment prices or to carry a speedy trial with no conviction.

Mr Mayorkas is the primary Cabinet member in 150 years to face impeachment, CNN reported.

Ms Greene has used Riley’s dying to gas her objections to Mr Biden’s border coverage. During the newest State of the Union, Ms Greene wore a MAGA hat and a shirt that mentioned “SAY HER NAME” referencing Riley. She additionally yelled out at Mr Biden to “say her name” throughout his deal with.

As for Mr Mayorkas’ impeachment, the DHS has defended his time as secretary, and referred to as the Republican-led effort for his removing as a “sham.”

“Despite warnings from fellow Republicans that this baseless impeachment effort ‘distorts the Constitution,’ House Republicans continue to ignore the facts and undermine the Constitution by wasting even more time on this sham impeachment in the Senate,” a DHS spokesperson mentioned in an announcement.