(PresidentialHill.com)- Last Tuesday during a visit to the Texas border, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said if Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas refuses to resign, he will face an impeachment inquiry when Republicans take over the House.
McCarthy accused Mayorkas of “dereliction of duty” for the unprecedented flood of illegal aliens over the southern border from which this country “may never recover.”
He told reporters that Mayorkas “must not remain” the Secretary of DHS, adding that if Mayorkas refuses to resign his position, the Republican-led House will “investigate every order, every action, and every failure” to determine if they should launch an impeachment inquiry against Mayorkas.
Unsurprisingly, the Biden administration hit back.
In a statement later that day, the Department of Homeland Security defended its enforcement of immigration laws and claimed it was securing the border while “building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system.”
Although the statement doesn’t name McCarthy specifically, DHS argued that “members of Congress” should do more than “point the finger at someone else,” demanding that lawmakers “come to the table” and help fix “our broken system and outdated laws.”
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also responded to McCarthy’s remarks, claiming in last Tuesday’s press briefing that McCarthy would rather go to the southern border to stage a “political stunt” than help the situation at the border.
Jean-Pierre countered by arguing that the Biden administration’s partnership with Guatemala and Mexico would “tackle the criminal smuggling networks preying on immigrants.” She claimed that because of this partnership, thousands of arrests have already been made and fentanyl is getting stopped before it can make it to “the streets of the United States.”
However, this “partnership” has done nothing to stop the unprecedented flood of illegal aliens crossing the border since Joe Biden took office, including the 2,378,944 illegal aliens that were encountered on the border in FY2022 alone. That number doesn’t include the approximately 599,000 “got-aways” that slipped into the country.