Sunday, January 21, 2024

Congress Has to ‘Go to War’ With President Over Border, Says Lawmaker at Mayorkas Impeachment Hearing; State Attorneys General: Border Crisis ‘architect’ Alejandro Mayorkas Deserves To Be Impeached

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Congress Has to ‘Go to War’ With President Over Border, Says Lawmaker at Mayorkas Impeachment Hearing:
House Republicans conducted a hearing Wednesday to press the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for allowing millions of illegal aliens to enter the United States.
During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing chaired by Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., lawmakers discussed the need to impeach and remove Mayorkas from office in the wake of the historic crisis at the nation’s southwest border.
After holding more hearings, the panel is expected to advance articles of impeachment targeting Mayorkas and vote on whether to send them to the full House for consideration.
Here are some key takeaways from the hearing.
Witnesses Cite Mayorkas’ Border Failures
Witnesses invited to speak at the House hearing argued that the border has spun out of control during Mayorkas’ time at the helm and the situation since February 2021 has endangered Americans.
Most of the witnesses were state attorney generals who have dealt with problems created by illegal immigration.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, a Republican, said that the problems at the southern border would create problems for any administration, but that Mayorkas and the Biden administration “poured gasoline” on the fire.
Knudsen said the flow of illicit drugs through the U.S.-Mexico border has decimated communities and empowered criminals. Great progress had been made under President Donald Trump, he said, but Mayorkas’ leadership of the Department of Homeland Security eroded that progress.... --->READ THE FULL STORY HERE
Border crisis ‘architect’ Alejandro Mayorkas deserves to be impeached: state AGs
Three Republican state attorneys general demanded Wednesday that the House impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, calling him the “architect” of “destruction” caused by the mass migration crisis along the southern border.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Oklahoma AG Gentner Drummond and Missouri’s Andrew Bailey told members of the House Homeland Security Committee that Mayorkas had failed to enforce the nation’s immigration laws and misled Congress by insisting the White House has “operational control” of the US border.
Each witness said that as a consequence, their states had been forced to bear the cost of millions of illegal aliens coming into their jurisdictions thanks to what one referred to as “bogus” asylum claims.
The AGs also lamented spiking rates of human and drug trafficking.
“We don’t deserve to have our communities flooded with illegal drugs that were smuggled across an unsecure border. And we don’t deserve to have our loved ones ripped away by those same drugs,” Drummond said.
“There is only one reason 8 million people illegally cross a sovereign nation’s border,” Bailey added, “because they know that they can get away with it.”
“Secretary Mayorkas is the architect of that destruction the American people are watching. They know that our border was secure just a few years ago,” Knudsen told panel members.
“The most devastating impact of the open border on Montana has been the massive quantities of Mexican cartel fentanyl and methamphetamine,” the Montanan added.
“The conclusion is clear. Secretary Mayorkas has violated his oath. I urge this body to impeach.” --->READ MORE HERE
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