Republican Defends Biden’s Border Chief?

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On Sunday (November 27), Republican Rep. Michael McCaul shared his belief that Republicans should “build a case” against the Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas when asked if he supported the party’s efforts to impeach Mayorkas.

In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” McCaul described Mayorkas as “derelict in his responsibilities” while discussing the possibilities of impeaching the DHS’s Secretary. However, McCaul stressed the importance of building a case before impeaching Mayorkas.

McCaul told co-anchor of “This Week,” Martha Raddatz that acquiring “the facts [and] evidence” was necessary before indicting.

The Texas Republican’s comments come on the back of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) call Mayorkas to resign.

McCarthy had indicated at that time that Republicans would likely investigate and impeach Mayorkas when the GOP takes the House next Congress.

Mayorkas has come under fire for his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border that is under severe strain during the Biden administration, repeatedly breaking previous records.
The GOP has also shared concerns about the “Remain in Mexico” policy coming to an end. The policy, enacted during the Trump administration, gave border agents the authority to send asylum seekers back to Mexico while their application is being processed.

McCaul also shared his disdain about the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis, calling it the “biggest human trafficking of our lifetime” and adding that Americans deserve “some accountability.”