(PresidentialHill.com)- Last Tuesday while visiting El Paso, Texas, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas should resign or face an impeachment inquiry when Republicans take over the House.
McCarthy blasted Mayorkas for the unprecedented flood of illegal aliens over the southern border, saying the country “may never recover” from his “dereliction of duty.”
The Republican leader 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.
McCarthy added that if the DHS secretary was in charge of a company, “he would’ve been fired by now for the failures” he caused.
During the White House press briefing that day, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to McCarthy’s remarks, claiming that rather than helping the situation at the southern border, McCarthy is going there to stage a “political stunt.”
Jean-Pierre accused all Republicans of resorting to political stunts instead of putting forward a plan.
She then claimed that the Biden administration has “partnered” with Guatemala and Mexico “to tackle the criminal smuggling networks preying on immigrants.” She claimed that thousands of arrests have already been made and fentanyl is getting stopped at the border before it can make it to “the streets of the United States.”
That’s all well and good. But the Biden administration has done nothing to stop the waves of illegals crossing the border. In FY2022, 2,378,944 illegal aliens were encountered on the border. That number doesn’t include the approximately 599,000 “got-aways” that slipped into the country.
In a statement later on Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security defended its enforcement of immigration laws and claimed that it has secured the border while “building a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system.”
Without mentioning McCarthy by name, the DHS statement argued that “members of Congress” should do more than “point the finger at someone else.” DHS demanded that lawmakers “come to the table” and help fix “our broken system and outdated laws.”