Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican Minority Leader threatened President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (DHS) with impeachment Tuesday while he was visiting El Paso, Texas.
McCarthy, who is running for the House speakership said that Republicans would push for Mayorkas’ impeachment if Mayorkas refuses to resign. He was joined by several Republican friends, including Tony Gonzales from Texas, who represents a southern border region and made the trip to support Border Patrol.
His actions have triggered the largest wave of illegal migration in recorded history. The dereliction of service by Secretary Mayorkas could mean that our country will never recover. Today, I call on Secretary Mayorkas to resign. McCarthy stated that McCarthy could not and should not continue in such a position.
McCarthy stated that “If Secretary Mayorkas doesn’t resign, the House Republicans will examine every order, every act, and every failure to determine if we can start an impeachment investigation.”
Mayorkas has led a surge of illegal immigration to overwhelm federal border authorities. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP), encountered more than 2.3 million migrants in fiscal 2022 and more that 230,000 at the beginning of fiscal 2023.
Mayorkas insists that the southern border remains “secure,” but he has made this assertion again during a House Homeland Security Committee meeting on Nov. 15.
Republican lawmakers have been calling on Mayorkas for months to resign because he made the false claim.
“I am not unhappy. I’m pissed. Secretary Mayorkas must resign, he’s incompetent,” South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said to Martha MacCallum, host for Fox News’ “The Story”, in September. He also stated that “The border is still open.” It has been surrendered.”
Secretary Mayorkas is proud of the noble mission of the Department, its exceptional workforce, and to serve the American people. DHS stated that the Department will continue its work to enforce our laws, secure our border, and build a safe, orderly and humane immigration system.
The department stated that Congress members can do more than to point fingers at others; they should be willing to work together on fixing our broken system, outdated laws, and other issues. This has not happened in 40 years.