Monday, January 30, 2023

Republicans Must Impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas; 'Near collapse': Why Rep. Pat Fallon Says Mayorkas Impeachment Cannot Wait

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Republicans must impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas: They say that no one is above the law, not even presidents — or Cabinet secretaries.
The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives has an opportunity to set an important precedent regarding unlawful and dangerous conduct by members of the president’s Cabinet and whether to hold them accountable through the impeachment process.
In American history, three presidents have been impeached, and one resigned before impeachment. Only one Cabinet member has ever been impeached by the House, and that was in 1876, during the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant. Then-Secretary of War William W. Belknap resigned.
That brings us to today. Never before have we seen a Cabinet member take office to manage the invasion of our country through the southern border. And never before have so many shameful mainstream media outlets been so indifferent about an undertaking that constitutes such a clear threat to the sovereignty of the United States.
For the past two years, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has refused to enforce immigration laws and regularly lies to Congress, Border Patrol agents and the American people about the ongoing disaster that he’s overseeing at our border. The U.S.-Mexico border is not secure, as Mr. Mayorkas wants you to believe. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Every country in the world takes border security seriously — for obvious reasons — except the United States under the disgraceful leadership of Mr. Mayorkas. When Mr. Mayorkas was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris to his powerful post, he swore to defend the United States and the Constitution, but in practice has done the exact opposite. This amounts to a complete dereliction of duty.
Because of Mr. Mayorkas’ lawless policies, illegal immigration has spiraled completely out of control by design. There was a time not so long ago that the alarming images coming in from our southern border would have drawn enormous amounts of press scrutiny and perhaps even forced Mr. Mayorkas’ resignation. But we’re not living in normal times. Instead, the biased corporate media has chosen to turn a blind eye to the crisis, which has helped further the left’s open-border goals. --->READ MORE HERE
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'Near collapse': Why Rep. Pat Fallon says Mayorkas impeachment cannot wait:
The second-term Dallas-area congressman said Mayorkas has violated federal law three times in his post atop the 250,000-person government organization. Fallon intends to make Mayorkas the second-ever Cabinet secretary in history to be impeached, following Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876.
"The American people today need to know what he's done is gross dereliction of duty, but history needs to know, too," said Fallon. "We've only had one Cabinet secretary impeached in our history. ... Last was in 1876 and people, you know, will say, 'I wonder what happened there.' People are going to say, 'In 2023, I wonder what happened there.'"
Fallon, an Air Force veteran, said he was “certainly” not alone and had already seen significant support from his colleagues, including 33 co-sponsors who have signed on despite the House not being in session in Washington this week.
"I believe that number will grow to 50 or possibly even 100. So I'd say it's a strong movement within the party and the conference,” Fallon said about the articles, which he filed on Jan. 9. “We also are united in so much, as we know that nothing's going to get passed unless there's 218 of us singing from the same sheet of music, if you will — when we only have 222 members, you can only lose four."
In December 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported the highest number of monthly encounters nationwide in history: 301,625 people. Since Feb. 1, 2021, 10 days after President Joe Biden took office, more than 5.2 million noncitizens have been encountered at the border. Monthly encounters have more than quadrupled from when former President Donald Trump left office. --->READ MORE HERE
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