GOP Rep. Pat Fallon isn’t wasting any time.
According to a Fox News report, Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) is set to file articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as soon as the new Congress is sworn in.
Mayorkas is largely viewed by the GOP as a do-nothing leader responsible for exacerbating the border crisis.
“Since day one, Secretary Mayorkas’s policies have undermined law enforcement activities at our southern border,” Fallon said in a statement to Fox News. “From perjuring himself before Congress about maintaining operational control of the border to the infamous ‘whip-gate’ slander against our border patrol agents, Secretary Mayorkas has proven time and time again that he is unfit to lead the Department of Homeland Security.”
From Fox News:
Fallon’s first article alleges that Mayorkas has failed to faithfully execute the “Secure the Fence Act of 2006.” The impeachment article says that law “requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to “maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States.”
The second article alleges that Mayorkas “in violation of his constitutional oath, willfully provided perjurious, false, and misleading testimony to Congress.” To back up that charge, the article quotes Mayorkas at April 26 and Nov. 15 congressional hearings in which he said the border was indeed secure.
The final of the three articles charges that Mayorkas “publicly and falsely slandered” border agents who were falsely accused of whipping Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, in 2021.
“The 511-page report by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Personal Responsibility found ‘no evidence that [Border Patrol agents] involved in this incident struck, intentionally or otherwise, any migrant with their reins,’” Fallon writes. “Secretary Mayorkas slandered his own Border Patrol agents and TXDPS Troopers involved in this incident, contributing to a further decrease in already-low morale among agents.”
More over at Fox News:
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