Rep. Hageman, who replaced Rep. Liz Cheney in Congress, minced no words, calling Mayorkas the kind of tyrant that the American Founding Founders warned about.
“Mr. Mayorkas, I actually really want to thank you, as well, for coming here today for your performance. I have watched with absolute fascination as you have danced and dodged and lied, yes, lied,” she began. “We know you’ve lied. You know you’ve lied. But more importantly the American public knows you lied throughout your testimony today. And yet you believe that you and your fellow architects of the censorship industrial complex think that you should be able to determine what is and isn’t true, and what is and isn’t untrue.”
“You are the walking, talking, epitome of the very tyrant that our forefathers recognized would gravitate towards government service,” she declared. “And it’s because of people like you that they drafted the First Amendment.”
“I thank them for their foresight; I thank them for recognizing that you and people like you would do everything in your power to control speech, to control freedom, to take away our rights,” she said. “And they’ve written a document that isn’t going to allow you to do that. Fortunately we still have courts and judges who recognize that you don’t have the power that you are attempting to take; that you do not have the right to limit our freedom of speech, our freedom of association, our right to communicate.”
“Thank God we have the First Amendment so we can stop you from doing what you’ve been doing,” she concluded.