Biden Official Facing Impeachment

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday (October 8), Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) revealed that the bill that he co-sponsored — HR 582 – would gain momentum after the midterms if Republicans can hold onto their House majority.

If passed, the bill would allow Congress to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Rosendale made the assertions, on Newsmax’s “America Right Now,” saying, “The charges are that Mayorkas has been completely derelict in his duties and has violated his oath of office.”

Rosendale claims Mayorkas has “constructed a plan to turn control of our southern border over to the cartels,” adding that the DHS Secretary has “been very effective at it.”

The Montana Republican also asserted that his pursuit of the impeachment isn’t a “political stunt,” elaborating on his belief “that Secretary Mayorkas has demonstrated that he is hurting our nation. And Republicans have introduced legislation to fix the problems that we’re facing on the southern border.”

Since Mayorkas took over his role as Secretary on February 2, 2021, encounters at the Southern border have steadily increased.

Data from the Customs and Border Protection Agency shows that land border encounters on the Southwest border in the fiscal year 2022 exceeded 2021.

In 2021, the total number of encounters was 1,734,686; that figure has already been surpassed by nearly 400,000 more — to 2,150,639 — encounters and FY 2022 only goes up to August.

But, the most damning of stats for Mayorkas is that prior to his appointment, the encounters at the Southwest land border were 458,088.