House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign for his disastrous handling of the southern border; resign or face impeachment, McCarthy says.
McCarthy is hoping to grab the gavel when the GOP takes control of the House next year.
His actions have produced the great wave of illegal immigration in recorded history,” McCarthy said at a press conference in El Paso, Texas during a tour of the southern border. “This is why today I am calling on the secretary to resign.”
“He cannot and must not remain in that position,” he said. “If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure to determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.”
“The American public deserves more, deserves better and expects more within their government. Enough is enough. We will do whatever it takes,” he said.
From Fox News:
McCarthy was leading a delegation to the southern border in El Paso, Texas days after the Republicans secured a majority in the next Congress in the House of Representatives. Ahead of that press conference McCarthy told Fox News that, if he becomes Speaker, he plans to hold congressional border hearings physically at the border, a move he says will force Democrats to see the ongoing border crisis firsthand.
A growing number of Republicans have called for the impeachment of Mayorkas over his handling of the border crisis, which has hammered the border since the beginning of 2021. There were over 1.7 million migrant encounters in FY 2021 and over 2.3 million in FY 2022. FY 2023 is not shaping up to grant much relief to overwhelming border communities, with over 230,000 migrant encounters in October — the highest number for an October in years. Meanwhile, there has been a daily average of more than 2,500 “gotaways” getting past Border Patrol agents.
MOre over at Fox News:
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