As the Republicans prepare to seize control of the House of Representatives in Jan., they are increasingly calling on the lower chamber to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of Homeland Security.
Conservative lawmakers keep pressing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to commit to such a move in the next Congress.
During the great migration surge since President Joe Biden took office, nearly 4 million illegal migrants have come into the country, including 2.4 million in the fiscal year 2022. Mayorkas has long been the target of GOP criticism for malpractice within the Department of Homeland Security.
Twenty GOP House members who want to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas dialed up their pressure Tuesday on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy at a press conference with three former DHS officials, according to a report. https://t.co/k6rxYHDRPZ pic.twitter.com/fWWJA6nR8g
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“Now that we have the majority in the House of Representatives, I expect our party to pursue impeachment next Congress,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said. Biggs further stated that Mayorkas was involved in willful rather than accidental conduct.
Similarly, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) blasted Mayorkas at a Tuesday press conference. “He regularly lies to the American people, claiming that the southern border is closed… I’ve been there. It’s wide open,” she said.
Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) also chimed in, “House Judiciary Republicans have summoned Mayorkas for border investigation… Nothing short of an impeachment and removal proceedings should be the outcome.”
While McCarthy was in El Paso, Texas, last month, he called for Mayorkas’ resignation too. Even though the California Republican has suggested that an investigation of the DHS secretary could lead to an impeachment inquiry, he has not committed to seeking to oust Mayorkas from office.
When the next Congress is sworn in, Biggs has already made it clear that he will challenge McCarthy for the role of Speaker of the House. He has rallied a group of conservative lawmakers to oppose McCarthy for the post and is leading the charge to this end.
As a result of the narrow Republican margin of control in the House, the California lawmaker faces little wiggle room when seeking to secure a majority to support his position as the speaker of the House.
McCarthy was joined at the press conference by several lawmakers who have backed his leadership, including Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK).