The Department of Homeland Security responded to a Republican lawmaker’s filing of Articles against impeachment Alejandro Mayorkas (Secretary), denounces the move as disappointing and baseless.
Rep. Pat Fallon (R.TX) presented the House with the articles of impeachment on Monday. Mayorkas Of committing high-level crimes and misdemeanors. The department, however, opposed the impeachment inquiry, arguing that the accusations are false and don’t meet the constitutional standard to warrant impeachment.
HOUSE REPUBLICAN FILE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST DHS SECURETARY MAYORKAS
“Secretary Mayorkas is proud to advance the noble mission of this department, support its extraordinary workforce, and serve the American people,” According to a spokesperson from DHS, the Washington Examiner. “The department will continue our work to enforce our laws and secure our border, while building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system. Members of Congress can do better than point the finger at someone else; they should come to the table and work on solutions for our broken system and outdated laws, which they have not updated in over 40 years.”
GOP leaders such as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have long vowed to open impeachment inquiries into the DHS secretary if he doesn’t step down from office, targeting him for his handling of the southern border. The DHS confirmed that Mayorkas did not intend to resign as of Wednesday.
Fallon pledged to introduce impeachment Articles against Mayorkas, who allegedly undermined law enforcement activities at South Border.
Fallon’s impeachment inquiry introduces Three articles on Mayorkas Included charges for engaging in a pattern “incompatible with his duties,” providing false and misleading testimony to Congress, and “knowingly” slandering Border Patrol agents.
The second article of impeachment is based on allegations that Mayorkas falsely testified to Congress in separate hearings last spring, telling them that DHS had been closed. “operational control” Over the border and that it’s secure.
“The record-breaking number of illegal alien encounters, including over 1,000,000 known ‘gotaways’, as well as the record seizures of deadly fentanyl and other contraband, prove that Secretary Mayorkas has not ensured operational control of the southern border,” Fallon wrote in his impeachment inquiry.
The third article is an answer to Mayorkas comments Following reports in September 2021 that Border Patrol agents were riding horses, there have been several allegations. “whipping” Illegal immigrants tried to cross Rio Grande in Del Rio Texas.
A 511-page report released by the Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Personal Responsibility later found “no evidence that [Border Patrol agents] involved in this incident struck, intentionally or otherwise, any migrant with their reins.”
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“Secretary Mayorkas slandered his own Border Patrol agents and TXDPS Troopers involved in this incident, contributing to a further decrease in already-low morale among agents,” Fallon wrote.
The articles of impeachment have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, and it’s unclear if or when they will be considered by the entire House. If Republicans impeach Mayorkas, it’s unlikely he would be convicted in the Democratic-led Senate.