Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) on Tuesday filed articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Fallon explained during an interview with Fox News last week:
“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.”
The impeachment articles were filed with the House Judiciary Committee.
“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,” Fallon continued.
Fox News reported last week that one of the articles of impeachment stated that Secretary Mayorkas has not carried out the Secure the Fence Act of 2006. The law stipulates that Mayorkas ensures “operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States.”
The second article alleges that Mayorkas, “in violation of his constitutional oath, willfully provided perjurious, false, and misleading testimony to Congress.” The article mentions Mayorkas's testimony at two congressional hearings, in which he claimed the border was safe.
This third impeachment document states Mayorkas “publicly and falsely slandered” border guards charged with beating Haitian migrants at the southern border.
In the latter part of November, while in close proximity to the southern border, then-House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for Mayorkas to resign or be subject to an impeachment investigation.
“If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure and will determine whether we can begin impeachment inquiry,” McCarthy threatened.