Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) launched articles of impeachment towards Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week, accusing the Biden administration official of “excessive crimes and misdemeanors.”
Fallon filed the paperwork within the decrease chamber on Monday and it has been referred to the Home Judiciary Committee, headed by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). The decision reportedly accuses Mayorkas of getting “engaged in a sample of conduct that’s incompatible along with his duties,” and failing to keep up operational management of the border.
“It’s unlucky that we’ve got gotten so far, however it’s mandatory,” Fallon mentioned in an announcement.
“Secretary Mayorkas’s potential impeachment isn’t an accident. He has willfully abdicated his duties as Secretary of Homeland Safety and actively misled Congress and the American folks. To make any progress at our southern border, he should go.”
A Republican launched articles of impeachment towards Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.AP
Migration throughout the US-Mexico border has soared in latest months.AP
The Submit requested Mayorkas Tuesday afternoon inside Mexico Metropolis’s Nationwide Palace if he had any touch upon the introduction of articles of impeachment towards him. Mayorkas, who had simply departed conferences with President Biden and the leaders of Canada and Mexico, checked out The Submit’s reporter and paused briefly earlier than answering, “No.” His Canadian counterpart, standing subsequent to him, flatteringly famous the succinctness of his reply.
On Sunday, Mayorkas instructed ABC Information that he was ready to cope with GOP-led investigations now that the Home is managed by Republicans for the primary time since Biden took workplace.
Pat Fallon accused Mayorkas of “excessive crimes and misdemeanors.” CQ-Roll Name, Inc through Getty Imag
“I’m. I shall be. And I’ll proceed to do my work all through them,” mentioned Mayorkas.
Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) referred to as on Mayorkas to resign again in November, arguing that the DHS chief had did not safe the southern border, resulting in an immigration disaster. McCarthy warned that Mayorkas might be impeached if he didn’t resign.
“If Secretary Mayorkas doesn’t resign, Home Republicans will examine each order, each motion and each failure and can decide whether or not we will start impeachment inquiry,” McCarthy mentioned in November 2022, throughout a go to to the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas.
Migrant crossings on the southern border surpassed 2.4 million in 2022, breaking the earlier report by greater than 1 million, in response to knowledge from Customs and Border Safety.