TL;DR House Republicans will go ahead with steps to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. The first hearing will take place on Jan. 10, with a possible second hearing to be held the following week.
Few can argue that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas does a good job of protecting the US borders. 300,000 people are estimated to have crossed the border in December alone. And as we enter a turbulent and potentially dangerous election year, the situation at the border will be front and center in many minds – particularly in the co-called “sanctuary cities” where resources are being drained from locals to supply illegal immigrants. In fact, the move comes as more than 60 House Republicans and Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., are in Eagle Pass, Texas, to tour the border and hold a press conference on the migrant crisis.
The House Homeland Security Committee is wasting no time in formally moving ahead with impeachment proceedings. The first hearing will take place on Jan. 10, with a possible second hearing to be held the following week.
Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green (R-Tenn.) said the conclusion of the panel’s investigation in December has provided House Republicans with enough evidence to impeach Mayorkas. Green accused Mayorkas of misusing taxpayer dollars and purposefully ignoring border security measures.
“Our investigation made clear that this crisis finds its foundation in Secretary Mayorkas’ decision-making and refusal to enforce the laws passed by Congress, and that his failure to fulfill his oath of office demands accountability,” Green told Punchbowl News in a statement. “The bipartisan House vote in November to refer articles of impeachment to my Committee only served to highlight the importance of our taking up the impeachment process – which is what we will begin doing next Wednesday.”
I’m proud to have led the charge to IMPEACH Secretary Mayorkas for months in the House of Representatives.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 3, 2024
Before the House left Washington for Christmas break, I forced a vote on my impeachment resolution that put every member on the record.
Unfortunately, some Republicans… pic.twitter.com/2GdO1jFriO
On the other side of the Capitol, bipartisan talks on a border and immigration deal continue to progress slowly as lawmakers in the Senate seek to tie changes in border policy to foreign aid.
Mayorkas has helped Mexican criminal syndicates make billions, penetrate every U.S. state and control all traffic at our border. The House should vote to impeach him and force senators to go on the record with their judgment as well. @WatchfulWaiter1 https://t.co/XvhTNCUdSK— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) January 2, 2024