Rep. Kevin McCarthy Tells DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to Resign or Be Impeached

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    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), hoping to become the next Speaker of the House, has called for the resignation of President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, declaring him an affront to national sovereignty. If Mayorkas does not agree, McCarthy threatened that House Republicans would consider impeachment procedures against him.

    McCarthy made the announcement at an event at the U.S. border with Mexico, where he said that under Mayorkas's direction, the administration of President Joe Biden has overseen “the greatest wave of illegal immigration in recorded history, with an estimated 5.5 million border encounters since Biden took office in February 2021.

    “Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas’s dereliction of duty,” McCarthy declared. “This is why, today, I am calling on the Secretary to resign. He cannot and must not remain in that position.”

    McCarthy continued, “If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action, and every failure will determine whether we can begin [an] impeachment inquiry.”

    McCarthy promised to ensure that House Republicans hold hearings on the actions of Mayorkas as DHS chief at the southern border to make sure that House Democrats cannot avoid visiting the border region.

    “We will hold our hearings at the border so the Democrats can no longer hide from the crisis they have created,” McCarthy stated.

    Mayorkas, McCarthy said, has “empowered cartels, human traffickers, and terrorist organizations all around the world” as well as making sure that the U.S. will experience a “tsunami” of illegal immigration because of the Biden Administration's decision not to contest a federal court ruling that ended Title 42 –  the public health authority that has kept a tight rein on record-breaking illegal immigration since 2020.

    “Now let me be clear, those responsible for this disaster will be held accountable. I’ve spoken today again to Congressman Jim Jordan and James Comert, the future chair of the Oversight and Judiciary Committee,” McCarthy stated. “They have my complete support to investigate the collapse of our border and the shutdown of [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] enforcement nationwide.”

    Since Biden became president, the DHS, with Mayorkas as its head, has released around 1.4 million border crossers and illegal immigrants into American communities. This vast Catch and Release operation has been conducted mostly via a not widely publicized parole program, which was employed during former President Barack Obama’s administration.

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