Border Crisis

MAYORKAS IS LYING OR STUPID: Border Chief Confirms U.S. Does Not Have 'Operational Control' of Border

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.17.23

The consensus is Mayorkas is lying or stupid.

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Thursday, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz provided testimony that directly contradicts statements provided by DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Chairman Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) calls Ortiz’s testimony “earth-shattering.”

“In five of those nine southwest border sectors, we have seen an increase in flow and that has caused a considerable strain on our resources and really has forced the Border Patrol to move so agents and even migrants to some of the other areas,” Ortiz said in response to a question about the border being secure.

“Does DHS have operational control of our entire border?” Green asked Ortiz.

“No sir.”

Mayorkas had previously claimed that the U.S. had operational control of the border.

Watch the many lies of Alejandro  Mayorkas below:

Watch the clip or Ortiz below:

From Fox News:

In an interview with Fox News Digital on Thursday, Chairman Mark Green described those takeaways as “huge statements.”

“I knew that he was the kind of guy who would shoot straight and be honest. And we prepared, so we did our homework and we were prepared. I think you put the two together, and you got what we got, which is some pretty earth-shattering stuff,” he said.

With the border crisis still ongoing and with the end to Title 42 expulsions less than two months away, Green told Fox that his committee is eyeing additional testimony after Wednesday’s hearing. Mayorkas is likely to be one of those who the committee wants to provide testimony. Green said the committee will have “tons of questions” for the DHS chief.

“I think we want to talk to all the sector chiefs, but certainly the five that are struggling with the overflow right now and get their perspectives,” he said. “And then at some point, Secretary Mayorkas is going to have to come and answer the question, did he lie to Congress or is he just ignorant about the definition in the code on what defines operational security?”

Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, who also questioned Ortiz at the hearing, praised the Chief for how he handled what Republicans acknowledged was a difficult situation for the official.

“Chief Ortiz is to be commended for walking a fine line, as one of my other colleagues said, of being respectful of the political hierarchy, but also telling the truth and saying enough is enough,” he said.

More over at Fox News:

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