After an entire week of chaotic and unprecedented illegal immigration activities along the southern border, demands from the House Republicans to start proceedings to impeach the Dept. of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas have become louder.
The House Judiciary Panel, which is the body in charge of conducting impeachments, has received support from a number of its members.
Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) told reporters this week, that “he deserves to be impeached as quickly as humanly possible.”
Breitbart News quoted Representative Ben Cline (R-VA) as saying, “I favor starting with the impeachment hearings. I informed Jim Jordan. My supporters believe it is a long time overdue, and I believe it will happen once the facts are presented to both my House colleagues and the American public.”
In a statement, Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL) said that “Mayorkas had done more to assist drug cartels and child smugglers than he had the American people. He must be impeached since it is obvious that he is breaking the law on purpose.”
The demands follow the Biden administration’s lifting of Title 42 protections at the border last week, which came after border agents apprehended over 10,000 illegal immigrants daily for at least two days in a row, the greatest daily totals ever seen, according to Fox News.
Without including an estimated 1.5 million runaways, authorities have detained over five million illegal immigrants along the southern border overall under Mayorkas’ leadership.
Mayorkas informed CNN during the weekend that he was not concerned by demands for his impeachment and that he was “focused on the work ahead of us. Throughout my term, I will keep DHS’s job front and center.”
Longtime border hawk Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ) is attempting to get support for the letters of impeachment he submitted in February against the secretary.
Republican from Arizona is moving “full steam onward,” according to his spokeswoman.
Jordan has also publicly stated his support for Mayorkas’ impeachment, but a source close to the situation informed Breitbart News that the chairman is still discussing the best course of action with some of his colleagues as well as the Homeland Security Committee.
It would probably be necessary to first establish how the secretary is guilty of an impeachable violation before holding hearings before the two committees on immigration and border security, including one in the judiciary before the end of July when Mayorkas will be present.
Rep. Mark Green (R-TX), chairman of the Homeland Security Panel, is anticipated to carry on with a “fact-finding mission” pertaining to border failures that, according to his spokeswoman, may ultimately serve as the investigative basis for the Judiciary Committee’s possible effort to proceed with casting their votes on impeachment articles.
House Majority Leader Tom Emmer (R-MN) told Breitbart News that he supported Mayorkas’ impeachment, which may be the strongest indication yet of conference-wide enthusiasm in doing so.