It has been reported that Republican lawmakers are drafting articles of impeachment against Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas.
According to Axios, the GOP Study Committee is about to demand impeachment, with some members eager to begin calls for impeachment proceedings. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, on the other hand, “would like to make the case for it before going for the jugular,” according to a source.
“In a little over a year, Secretary Mayorkas transformed a secure border into a border that is a lawless horror show. In 2021, deaths caused by fentanyl doubled, illegal crossings increased dramatically, and deportations plummeted. He intentionally opened the border, and he knowingly violated his oath of office and federal law. House Republicans members must hold Sec. Mayorkas accountable for his unlawful behavior.” The Chairman of the GOP Study Committee Jim Banks said.
Banks has yet to respond to media reports that he is pursuing impeachment.
The letter calls on DHS Secretary Mayorkas to explain his views on several immigration issues, as well as measures the department is taking to secure the southern border. Mr. Babin and the House Border Security Caucus sent the letter Monday demanding answers from Mr. Mayorkas about his positions on various immigration policies and steps taken by DHS to secure the border.
The letter, which has been signed by more than 100 Republican lawmakers, requested Mayorkas to clarify whether he thinks certain immigrants should be released or detained, how much money it has cost tax payers to “pause, cancel, or otherwise halt” construction of a border wall and how DHS is keeping control of the border.
“Ultimately, you still have a constitutional duty to use all available means to secure our nation’s boundaries. The present law requires that you to keep operational control of our southern border and incarcerate illegal aliens. You are continuing to fail in that duty. This raises some significant concerns about your dedication to protecting our country’s borders and the oath that you took when you took office,” it stated.
The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) did not immediately respond to a request for comment.