The Biden-appointed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has attacked House GOP members for their “baseless” and “false” accusations as House members close in on an impeachment vote.
House Republicans seek to hold Secretary Mayorkas responsible for the unprecedented number of illegal immigrants that have flooded into the country during Biden’s time in the White House.
FY23 saw 2.4 million encounters with illegal immigrants, and this is not counting all of the ones that slipped past undetected.
Today, @HomelandGOP is marking up articles to impeach Secretary Mayorkas after I forced a floor vote in November.
Month after month is another historic high number of invasions.
Mayorkas has invited this invasion and must be impeached! pic.twitter.com/nqHoltPEoY
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 30, 2024
The folks at Fox News share more:
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday took aim at what he called “baseless” and “false” allegations leveled against him by House Republicans ahead of a key vote on impeachment articles in the House Homeland Security Committee.
“I assure you that your false accusations do not rattle me and do not divert me from the law enforcement and broader public service mission to which I have devoted most of my career and to which I remain devoted,” Mayorkas said in a lengthy letter to House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green.
The committee is meeting to advance two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, accusing him of refusing to follow immigration law and of breaching public trust. A vote is expected later in the day, likely along party lines, moving the articles to a House vote at a future date.
Mayorkas’ letter comes after Republicans have traded barbs with Democrats and the administration over the impeachment push against the Biden cabinet secretary, who Republicans have accused of a “dereliction of duty” in his handling of the ongoing and historic crisis at the southern border. Migrant numbers officially hit 302,000 in December, a new record, after 2.4 million encounters in FY23. Republicans have said that large releases into the interior and a rolling back of Trump-era policies have fueled the crisis.
Green’s majority began investigating Mayorkas’ handling of the border crisis last year and this month have held hearings on the impeachment articles that were sent by the House last year. Those articles accuse Mayorkas of having “repeatedly violated laws enacted by Congress regarding immigration and border security” and of having “made false statements to Congress” that the border is secure, and closed and that DHS is in operational control of the border.
The people should be cheering for such an incompetent DHS Secretary to be removed from office.
🚨MTG drops bombshell on Biden Regime:
"We will be IMPEACHING Mayorkas On Tuesday.” pic.twitter.com/RpBjeb4qko
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 30, 2024
Watch this video:
Can you believe this? Listen to this
Does anyone really believe this bullshit
Mayorkas said the “border is secure” pic.twitter.com/elXZ20RqgW
— ✞🎀TrumpGirlOnFire 🔥 (@TrumpGirlOnFire) January 30, 2024
CNN Shares more on the story:
While senior House Republicans are confident they have the support to impeach the DHS secretary, they can lose only twovotes given their narrow majority. Republicans are planning a whip check this week to take the temperature of the conference, a GOP source told CNN.
House GOP Whip Tom Emmer told CNN ahead of the markup that he is counting votes, but added: “We are going to have to pass that. I mean, it’s pretty egregious what he’s done.”
House Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green of Tennessee has been meeting with some of the remaining GOP holdouts, such as Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, and has issued a number of memos on Mayorkas in recent weeks, according to GOP sources. Green presented his case to senior Republicans during a closed-door meeting Monday night, telling CNN afterward that “nobody had any questions or dissent.”
In a sign of growing momentum for the effort, GOP swing district Rep. Don Bacon said he will vote to impeach Mayorkas. But Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse, another moderate House Republican lawmaker, was less definitive.
“I want to hear all of the arguments for it. I understand that there is quite a groundswell of support for it, and I want to just understand it totally,” Newhouse said.
Republicans need to unify and take down the cronies that Biden has propped up in our government.
Our southern border is wide open for criminals, rapists, terrorists, and much more to walk right in.
The border needs to be secured, or our country will be doomed.