(TheProudRepublic.com) – In a significant move to hold the Biden administration accountable, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, has initiated a resolution to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The resolution was recently brought forward on the House floor, citing “high crimes and misdemeanors” in Mayorkas’s management of illegal immigration and border security.
The document criticizes Secretary Mayorkas for breaching his oath to “defend and secure our country” and alleges that he has not complied with laws such as the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and the Guarantee Clause in Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, among others.
The resolution states, “Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, in his failure to uphold the oath he took, has, by his actions, lost the trust of citizens of the United States to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.” It concludes with a call for Mayorkas’s impeachment, trial, and subsequent removal from office, including disqualification from any federal position of honor or trust.
According to a spokesperson for Greene, the House will be presented with this resolution for a swift vote on the matter.
In response to these proceedings, a DHS spokesperson attempted to defend Secretary Mayorkas’s record, saying, “While the House Majority has wasted months trying to score points with baseless attacks, Secretary Mayorkas has been doing his job and working to keep Americans safe.”
The DHS highlighted the Secretary’s alleged efforts in interdicting substantial quantities of fentanyl, countering threats from China, aiding disaster recovery, and safeguarding the nation against various threats. The spokesperson criticized the impeachment efforts as frivolous and urged Congress to collaborate on enhancing national security and reforming the immigration system.
Representative Greene’s resolution also points to the record levels of illegal border crossings during Secretary Mayorkas’s tenure, citing a combined total of approximately 10 million instances, which include 8 million encounters and 1.8 million individuals classified as “gotaways.”
Additionally, Greene raised concerns about the implications of these numbers on issues such as the trafficking of fentanyl, crime, terrorism, and other problems related to the border crisis.