As the southern border teeters at total breaking point, House Republicans are preparing to deal a devastating blow to the Biden administration with the impeachment Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
“He should be impeached as soon as humanly possible,” Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas told reporters Tuesday.
Republican Rep. Ben Cline of Virginia concurred.
“I support beginning impeachment hearings. I’ve said that to Chairman Jordan,” Cline said, referring to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.
“My constituents think it’s long overdue, and I feel as though once we lay out the facts for the American people and for my colleagues in the House, it’ll be inevitable.”
It’s been almost three months since Republicans began discussing impeaching Mayorkas.
Still, they have been met with issues holding back the hearings because, while Democrats control the Senate, an acquittal would be inevitable.
But things have changed.
Now the Biden administration has achieved its goal of ending Title 42, Americans are seeing with their own eyes the chaos at the border and int heir own cities in real-time.
Even as I write this article, thousands of migrants are flooding into the U.S.
But now efforts the remove Mayorkas have been given a new lease of life.
Republican Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona is “full steam ahead,” his spokesman confirmed.
Meanwhile, Jordan is figuring out the right strategy to pursue impeachment.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has called for Mayorkas to step down but has not been direct with calls for impeachment.
“I know people are very frustrated with [Mayorkas],” McCarthy said.
However, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene met with McCarthy to push for impeachment, according to CNN.
“There’s a lot of renewed interest,” Greene said.
Republican Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska termed an impeachment effort “a lot of tires in the mud,” adding that the focus should be on the person giving the orders, Joe Biden.
“In the end, President Biden owns this and is responsible, and I hope the voters hold him accountable in November,” he said.
However, Mayorkas seemed to dismiss talk of impeachment.
“I am focused on the work in front of us, meeting the challenge not only with respect to the southern border but meeting the challenge of cyber, the cyber threat from cyber criminals and adverse foreign nations states,” he said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I am focused on the increasing severity and frequency of extreme weather events. I am focused on the adverse actions of the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia.
“I am focused on the work of the Department of Homeland Security. I will continue to focus on that work throughout my tenure.”