Rep.Taylor Greene Advocates for Impeachment of DHS Secretary Mayorkas

In a heated congressional hearing last week, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) passionately presented her case for impeaching Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Greene has been a vocal critic of Mayorkas for over a year, pointing to his perceived inaction in addressing the surge of migrants crossing the U.S. border illegally, coupled with an alarming increase in the smuggling of illicit and deadly drugs, including fentanyl.

During her presentation, Greene underscored the staggering statistics, revealing that approximately 10 million people had crossed into the U.S. during President Joe Biden’s and Mayorkas’ terms. She accused Mayorkas of lying to Congress more than 20 times regarding the ongoing border crisis, making her case against his leadership even more compelling.

Greene accused Mayorkas of poorly leading the 260,000 employees of the DHS, emphasizing that his actions have violated key immigration laws and constitutional principles. She claimed that the Secretary had violated the Secure Fence Act of 2006 by failing to maintain operational control of the border, breached the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by implementing catch-and-release policies, and disregarded the guarantee clause in Article Four Section Four of the Constitution, which mandates federal protection against invasion.

Highlighting the economic repercussions, Greene asserted that the migrant surges had cost local governments more than $115 billion in the previous year, with the federal government spending over $182 billion in taxpayer funds to accommodate the surges. This substantial financial burden on American taxpayers formed a significant part of her argument against Mayorkas.

Greene’s primary grievance, however, centered around Mayorkas’ defense of his job performance. She pointed to over 20 instances where Mayorkas had claimed that the border was either closed or secure, despite evidence to the contrary. The Representative argued that such statements demonstrated a lack of accountability and transparency on the part of the DHS chief.

Greene’s efforts to impeach Mayorkas seem to resonate with a significant portion of the public. A late November survey cited in the Washington Examiner reported that 55% of likely voters supported the removal of the Homeland Security secretary, with an even higher percentage (64%) expressing dissatisfaction with his handling of border security.

During the hearing, three GOP witnesses, all state attorneys general, were asked if they believed Mayorkas’ actions warranted his removal from office. Their unanimous response indicated a shared concern about Mayorkas’ performance, with statements highlighting his failure to perform efficiently, culpable inefficiency, and actions in violation of the law and constitutional order.

As Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene continues her fervent call for the impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the case she laid out during the recent hearing underscores deep concerns about border security, illegal crossings, and the financial burden imposed on American taxpayers. With public support and the backing of state attorneys general, the debate over Mayorkas’ fitness for office is likely to intensify in the coming weeks.

H/T Conservative Brief

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