An effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his handling of the immigration crisis at the southern border failed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday despite having the full support of Alabama's Republican House delegation.

The privileged resolution to bring impeachment proceedings was co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). It failed to move forward after the House voted 209-201 to refer the resolution to the Homeland Security Committee instead of pursuing impeachment. Eight Republicans voted with Democrats to kill the resolution.

"Our southern border is wide open and we have an unprecedented illegal immigration crisis at our southern border because Secretary Mayorkas has failed to do his job. That's why I proudly cosponsored [Greene's] resolution to impeach him," Carl posted to X after the vote. "Tonight, the House voted on a motion to refer this impeachment resolution to the Homeland Security Committee. This motion passed, so we didn't vote to impeach him. I voted against this motion because the House needs to take immediate action to impeach Secretary Mayorkas."

Moore said he was "disappointed" the resolution didn't move forward.

"Tonight, I voted against killing a resolution to impeach Secretary Mayorkas. I am disappointed the resolution did not move forward," Moore said in a statement on X. "Under Mayorkas' watch, there have been 8 million illegal border encounters, 52,900 pounds of fentanyl seized at the border, and 280 people on terrorist watchlists caught attempting to cross the border. In the private sector, if you don't do your job, you get fired. Mayorkas' failure to do his job is putting Americans in danger every day, and it's past time for him to be impeached."

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