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Impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas – One America News Network

Impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas – One America News Network

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, speaks with a group of Republican lawmakers calling for the impeachment Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas because of illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, outside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

OAN Geraldyn Berry
UPDATED 7:04 PM PT – Wednesday, February 1, 2023

In response to calls for Alejandro Mayorkas to step down from his position as Secretary of Homeland Security over his management of the southern border, Representative Andy Biggs has announced that he will file articles of impeachment.

Today I am filing impeachment articles against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

I have a congressional responsibility to impeach figures who are in dereliction of their duties and commit crimes.

If we don’t impeach him, his attack on this nation will continue.

— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) February 1, 2023

Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) were present and in support of this move.

During the Wednesday news conference, Biggs (R-Ariz.) said that Mayorkas had violated his oath of office.

“The founders said that you have impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors — that’s constitutional,” Biggs said. “They didn’t say you have to be convicted of a felony. What they said is you have a public official who has violated public trust, and there is nobody who typifies that more in my opinion than Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.”

Believe it or not, we have folks in Congress who still don’t believe DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has committed any crime.

He has committed high crimes by serving as a public official and violating the public trust.

I am filing impeachment articles for his removal today.

— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) February 1, 2023

Other Representatives, such as Pat Fallon (R-Texas), have also filed articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. Fallon said that he and Biggs will co-sponsor each other’s proposals. In Fallon’s articles, which were forwarded to the Judiciary Committee, Mayorkas was charged with “serious crimes and misdemeanors” while serving as the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Mayorkas responded to the threats during an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday.

“Within a broken system, we are doing everything that we can to increase its efficiency, to provide humanitarian relief when the law permits and to also deliver an enforcement consequence when the law dictates. That is exactly what we are doing. And as far as I am concerned, I will continue to do that with tremendous pride in the people with whom I work,” Mayorkas said.

In February 2021, Mayorkas secured his position as Homeland Security Secretary in a 56-43 vote, confirmed by the Senate.

The impeachment push comes as 2.3 million migrants were encountered in fiscal year 2022.

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