On Sunday, House Republicans released articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
“House Republicans just unveiled articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the first step to impeach him,” Simon Ateba writes.
“They accuse him of willfully and systematically refusing to comply with the law and breaching public trust by knowingly making false statements and obstructing lawful oversight of the Department of Homeland Security,” he continues.
BREAKING: House Republicans just unveiled articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the first step to impeach him.
NOTE: They accuse him of willfully and systematically refusing to comply with the law and breaching public trust by knowingly… pic.twitter.com/GcaE7zVctw
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) January 28, 2024
Fox News shared the alert:
Finally… let's freaking go. 🔥🔥🔥
Articles of impeachment of mayorkas. I want to see arrests. Handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit. One can hope. pic.twitter.com/3YZIehUk7l
— Sassafrass84 (@Sassafrass_84) January 28, 2024
“Throughout his tenure as Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas has repeatedly violated laws enacted by Congress regarding immigration and border security. In large part because of his unlawful conduct, millions of aliens have illegally entered the United States on an annual basis with many unlawfully remaining in the United States. His refusal to obey the law is not only an offense against the separation of powers in the Constitution of the United States, it also threatens our national security and has had a dire impact on communities across the country,” the articles read.
“Despite clear evidence that his willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law has significantly contributed to unprecedented levels of illegal entrants, the increased control of the Southwest border by drug cartels, and the imposition of enormous costs on States and localities affected by the influx of aliens, Alejandro N. Mayorkas has continued in his refusal to comply with the law, and thereby acted to the grave detriment of the interests of the United States,” it continues.
Ever since taking control of the House in 2023, Republicans have pushed to impeach Mayorkas. Sunday’s announcement comes as their other impeachment drive — to impeach Democratic President Joe Biden in relation to his son Hunter’s business dealings — has struggled to advance.
But Republicans have moved with rapid speed against Mayorkas after a series of hearings in recent weeks. It all comes at a time when border security and immigration are key issues in the 2024 campaign and as Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is promising to launch the “largest deportation operation” in U.S. history if he returns to the White House.
The GOP push also comes at a curious time for Mayorkas.
Even as the House is taking steps to try to remove him from office, Mayorkas has been engaged in arduous negotiations with senators seeking to reach a bipartisan deal on border policy. He has won praise from senators for his engagement in the process.
The Republican-controlled House Homeland Security Committee is set to vote Tuesday on the articles of impeachment, aiming to send them to the full House for consideration. Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., has said the House will move forward as soon as possible with a vote after that.
House GOP reveals articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas https://t.co/1j1Y0knaey
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) January 28, 2024
Per Just the News:
“Congress has a duty to see that the executive branch implements and enforces the laws we have passed,” House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., said, according to The Washington Post. “Yet Secretary Mayorkas has repeatedly refused to do so.”
After the House Homeland Security Committee’s markup of the articles, they are expected to be sent to the full House for a vote. If the House votes to impeach Mayorkas, he could then go on trial in the Senate to potentially be removed. However, this is unlikely considering the body is controlled by Democrats.
Read the first article HERE.