(Patriot.Buzz) – In the face of the worst illegal alien crisis in America due to the Biden administration’s open border policy, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to initiate formal proceedings to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The decision comes amid growing dissatisfaction among several House Republicans with Mayorkas’ management of the border situation. The move happens simultaneously as Speaker Mike Johnson leads a delegation visiting the southern border.
In an interview with NewsNation, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green announced a full committee hearing scheduled for January 10 to assess the repercussions of “Mayorkas’ failed leadership” on the border crisis.
“For almost three years, the American people have demanded an end to the unprecedented crisis at the Southwest border, and they have also rightly called for Congress to hold accountable those responsible,” Green articulated.
He emphasized that their investigation revealed that the root cause of this crisis was Secretary Mayorkas’ lackluster decision-making and his reluctance to enforce Congress-passed laws, demanding accountability.
Texas Republican Beth Van Duyne echoed these sentiments, stating, “It’s clear that as long as Secretary Mayorkas remains in office, our border will remain unsecured and vulnerable to human and drug trafficking.”
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has championed the efforts, initiating two motions last fall to force votes on Mayorkas’ impeachment. The first attempt failed when it was deferred to the Homeland Security Committee following a bipartisan vote, which included opposition from eight Republicans. This led to internal discord within the GOP, highlighted by a public disagreement between Greene and California Rep. Darrell Issa.
Greene’s second effort was withdrawn following guarantees from Speaker Johnson about moving forward with Mayorkas’ impeachment. However, this prompted Greene to express her impatience and frustration with Johnson’s approach to leadership.
While a majority of Republicans agree on Mayorkas’ inadequate management in controlling the border, not all believe that impeachment is the correct course of action. California Republican Tom McClintock expressed reservations about the impeachment strategy. In contrast, California Democrat Ted Lieu criticized the Republicans’ focus on impeachment, suggesting it is futile.