Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, recently demanded that illegal immigrants be granted citizenship as soon as possible. DHS also informed U.S. Customs and Border Protection managers that they could not publish weekly updates on immigration incursions and arrests via social media without permission from the agency. Mayorkas is also known for promoting the falsehood that border patrol agents beat Haitian immigrants, even though he knew it was not true.
These things, along with the influx of illegal immigrants at our border, as well as the rise in drug and human trafficking, crime and pressure on border towns to handle the new arrivals, have made Pat Fallon, a Republican Congressman from Texas, sick and tired.
Fallon has now filed for Mayorkas’ Impeachment, as the GOP controls the House. The Hill reports that Fallon submitted the paperwork on Monday, the third of the month. Michael McCaul, a fellow Texan, has urged caution and suggested the GOP build a stronger case to impeach Mayorkas. Fallon, for his part, stated that Mayorkas was “derelict” in his responsibilities.
Secretary Mayorkas policies have undermined law enforcement at the southern border since day one. Secretary Mayorkas has repeatedly proven that he is not fit to lead the Department of Homeland Security, from lying to Congress about the operation of the border and to the famous ‘whipgate’ slander of our border patrol agents. His willful acts have undermined the border patrol morale and jeopardized American security. He has broken the law, and it’s time to get out.
According to reports, Mayorkas is accused of failing to implement the “Secure The Fence Act 2006” and states that the secretary gave misleading testimony to Congress as well as slandering border agents in the whipping incident. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from the House, called for Mayorkas’ resignation in November over his handling of the border crisis. He warned that impeachment was likely. Mayorkas refused to resign, and he has stated that he is available for any House Republicans’ demands.
Mayorkas doesn’t have much to be concerned. The Senate is responsible for holding a trial, imposing any penalties and rendering a decision. The Senate has a slim majority, and the GOP is the House’s only major party. Mayorkas’ conviction is highly unlikely. This effort, like the others made by GOP members in the House during their tenure, is full of good intentions and merit. It has little chance of success, if any. The effort might not gain the momentum it needs if McCaul and enough Republicans feel the exact same way. This is unlikely, however, as the resentment towards Mayorkas has grown not only among conservatives, but also among residents of border towns, which have been impacted by the importation fentanyl and the rank-and-file of the CBP.
Ironically, the impeachment procedure is part of the system that founders designed to prevent one party or branch gaining too much power. It will only benefit the side that does this and doesn’t care about the Constitution protecting it.