He went straight to the attending physician’s office on the first floor of the Capitol, where his blood pressure and temperature were monitored. He insisted on being brought up for the impeachment vote — “not to make a dramatic entrance,” he said, but because “this was a vote that was important to me.”
While he was sitting on the House floor, Mr. Green said, Representative David Scott, Democrat of Georgia, turned around to tell him he had tied the vote. “I hadn’t even given thought to what that meant,” Mr. Green said.
Mr. Green did not cast a vote on an unrelated bill immediately preceding the impeachment resolution, in what appeared to be an attempt to keep Republicans guessing.
It seemed to work.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia and a vocal proponent of the drive for Mr. Mayorkas’s impeachment, accused Democrats of playing a “game” and having Mr. Green withhold his earlier vote to lull Republicans into a false sense of security.
“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,” Ms. Greene told reporters on the steps of the Capitol after the vote. “So, yeah, that was a strategy at play tonight.”