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As the nation’s southern border further resembles a sieve, restive House Republicans want to strike back by impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Several House Judiciary Committee members are champing at the bit.
“He should be impeached as soon as humanly possible,” Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas told reporters Tuesday, according to Breitbart.
Republican Rep. Ben Cline of Virginia seconded that notion.
“I support beginning impeachment hearings. I’ve said that to Chairman Jordan,” Cline said, referring to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “My constituents think it’s long overdue, and I feel as though once we lay out the facts for the American people and for my colleagues in the House, it’ll be inevitable.”
Impeaching Mayorkas has been discussed among Republicans since February. Issues holding back hearings on the matter include the fact that while Democrats control the Senate, acquittal on the charges there is a foregone conclusion. Knowing impeachment will fall short of removing Mayorkas from office, some House Republicans have not supported the process.
But the world changed last week as the Biden administration finally achieved its goal of ending Title 42, a Trump-era bit of pandemic health rulemaking used to expel illegal immigrants at the border.
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