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GOP Congressman Files Articles Of Impeachment Against DHS Secretary Mayorkas



Alejandro Mayorkas

On Monday, Republican Texas Rep. Pat Fallon reportedly filed articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his actions that helped lead to the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border.

“The articles of impeachment against Mayorkas for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ known as House Resolution 8, were introduced by Fallon in the House on Monday and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee,” Fox News reported. “Last week, Fallon vowed to file impeachment articles against Mayorkas after the Congress was sworn in. The effort from Republicans in the House is one of many that the new GOP majority will take as it works to fight the Biden administration on issues related to immigration and the southern border crisis.”

In a statement to Fox News, Fallon explained, “Since day one, Secretary Mayorkas’ policies have undermined law enforcement activities at our southern border.

“From perjuring himself before Congress about maintaining operational control of the border to the infamous ‘whip-gate’ slander against our border patrol agents, Secretary Mayorkas has proven time and time again that he is unfit to lead the Department of Homeland Security,” Fallon added. “His willful actions have eroded our immigration system, undermined border patrol morale, and jeopardized American national security. He has violated the law and it is time for him to go.”

The news comes as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is expected to open an investigation into Mayorkas that may lead to his impeachment for his inability to handle the border crisis. 

“[Mayorkas’s] actions have produced the greatest wave of illegal immigration in recorded history. Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty,” McCarthy said in November. “This is why, today, I am calling on the secretary to resign. He cannot and must not remain in that position.”

“If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action, and every failure will determine whether we can begin impeachment inquiry,” he continued. “If secretary Mayorkas was in charge of any company, he would have been fired by now for the failures of what he has caused.”

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