Republicans Say Mayorkas Has Got To Go

Republicans in Congress are doubling down on their calls for more security at the southern border and for the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

On Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) said the House GOP would “absolutely” impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas. “He has to go,” Jackson said. “There’s been no accountability in the administration for anything that they have done, whether it’s been the economy, or COVID or the disaster overseas in Afghanistan or our border.”

Republicans are ready to resume building the wall at the southern border. Earlier this month, McCarthy called on Mayorkas to resign over his management of the U.S. southern border with Mexico. He warned that the new House GOP majority would investigate “every order, every action and every failure” to determine whether they can begin an impeachment inquiry, which could lead to Mayorkas’s impeachment if he did not resign.

Under Mayorkas, more than 1 million known got-aways have entered the United States, and more people on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database have been apprehended crossing the border than in the previous five years combined.

In a statement given to the Heritage Foundation, Mark Morgan, former acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner, stated that the got-aways are “violent criminal offenders including murderers, rapists, pedophiles and gang members—making their way to every state in our nation.” He warned that these got-aways are potential national security threats and expressed concern about the reality that there could already be a sleeper cell in the U.S. planning the next terrorist attack.

In June, a new NPR/Ipsos poll revealed that more than half of Americans believe that there is an “invasion” at the southern border. The poll also revealed that almost half of all Americans and almost 70% of all Republicans believe that “Democrats are working to open our borders to more immigrants.

In April, Mayorkas told lawmakers that the department had “effectively managed” the flow of immigrants at the border. He blamed the situation on a “broken and dismantled system that is already under strain.”