- House Republicans aim to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
- Mayorkas denies allegations of defying federal immigration laws
- He emphasizes that Congress is responsible for fixing the broken immigration system
- The Democratic-controlled Senate is likely to acquit Mayorkas if impeached
Good morning! In the latest development, the House of Representatives is considering a second impeachment vote for Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. Last week, House Republicans’ attempt to oust Mayorkas failed by a single vote. However, with House Majority Leader Steve Scalise expected to return to Capitol Hill this week, the GOP might gain the necessary support to proceed with the impeachment.
Mayorkas dismisses the Republican allegations that he defied federal immigration laws, calling them baseless. He firmly states that he and President Biden cannot be held responsible for the record-breaking number of illegal border crossings. He highlights that the responsibility to fix the broken system lies with Congress alone.
“It certainly is a crisis, and while we don’t bear responsibility for a broken system, we are doing a tremendous amount within that broken system. But, fundamentally, Congress is the only one who can fix it. There is no question that we have a challenge, a crisis at the border. There’s no question that Congress needs to fix it, and we’re doing everything we can within that broken system,” Mayorkas explains.
However, even if House Republicans successfully impeach Mayorkas, it is important to note that the Democratic-controlled Senate is likely to acquit him. This means that the impeachment process would not necessarily result in Mayorkas losing his position as Secretary of Homeland Security.
The situation surrounding Mayorkas and the ongoing immigration crisis at the southern border is undoubtedly a topic of great interest and significance. It remains to be seen how the impeachment vote will unfold and whether it will lead to any substantial changes in the handling of the border crisis.
Stay tuned for further updates as the story continues to develop.