House Republicans might be impeaching Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as soon as next week. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) revealed this when he put out an outline of the Republican Conference’s agenda in holding President Joe Biden’s administration responsible for the illegal immigration crisis.
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During a letter sent to House Republican Conference members, Johnson stated that the House Homeland Security Committee will move forward with Articles of impeachment against Mayorkas when representatives return next week. They will then hold a floor vote soon after.
Johnson also said in the letter that the House would be turning down a bill from the Senate that fails to address the border crisis.
Johnson brought up the House’s Secure the Border Act (H.R. 2) which included meaningful reforms to the broken asylum and parole systems as well as continued construction of a wall at the border.
The bill would also come with the “Remain in Mexico” policy and the end of the “Catch and Release” policy.
Johnson then stated that House Republicans would not be accepting any bill which does not have the provisions H.R. 2 contains.
“The facts show that President Biden and his Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas have willfully ignored and actively undermined our nation’s immigration laws. My office has documented at least 64 specific actions taken by his administration that effectively opened our border and instituted the current chaos. Rather than accept accountability, President Biden is now trying to blame Congress for what HE himself intentionally created,” the letter read.
Johnson further demanded that President Joe Biden proves ‘’he is serious about protecting our national sovereignty” by “taking immediate actions to secure” the border.
“He should sign an order right now to end the mass release of illegals and dangerous persons into our country. If he wants our conference to view him as a good faith negotiator, he can start with the stroke of a pen,” he said.
Revealing that he has let Biden know about the situation of the border, he added, “I insisted to the President that the American people can no longer tolerate the record encounters with illegals (302,000+ in December alone), the overwhelming number of deaths from fentanyl poisoning, human trafficking, the admission of terrorists into our country, and the crushing burdens his policies are inflicting upon all our states and communities.”
Johnson then voiced support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott who has been involved in a standoff with the Biden administration over operational control of a park in Eagle Pass.