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McCarthy Gives Border Boss an Ultimatum: Either Resign Immediately, or Face Impeachment
By Ben Dutka|November 23, 2022
McCarthy Gives Border Boss an Ultimatum: Either Resign Immediately, or Face Impeachment

The border crisis hasn’t been solved, and most officials say it hasn’t improved, either.

Republican leaders and millions of American citizens are fed up with the lack of security, and the GOP continues to target the Biden administration for failing to address the issue.

Now, one high-ranking Republican has thrown down the gauntlet — resign, or else.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will likely become the new Speaker of the House in 2023. And he’s already revealed some of the strong moves the GOP-led chamber will make.

This includes multiple investigations and probes into the current government, including a closer look at Hunter Biden and the family’s questionable business history.

Republicans also plan to go after Big Tech for suppression of freedom of speech, and they want to keep the border crisis in their crosshairs. After all, recent DHS statistics remain concerning.

And now, just before the GOP leads a contingent of House members to the southern border, McCarthy is zeroing in on the top border chief.

Via The Daily Wire:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Tuesday that the incoming GOP House majority will investigate and potentially impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S. southern border.

Southern states have scrambled to plug the porous border in 2022, as states like Texas have moved to build their own barrier. Texas also dubbed the migrant flood an official “invasion.”

We’ve also heard several inside reports that despite the disturbing numbers released by border officials, the reality is even worse.

McCarthy believes Mayorkas is directly responsible, and he needs to be held accountable:

[Mayorkas’s] actions have produced the greatest wave of illegal immigration in recorded history.

Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty.

This is why, today, I am calling on the secretary to resign. He cannot and must not remain in that position.

The Republican leader added that if Mayorkas refuses to step down, the GOP “will investigate every order, every action, and every failure.”

And at the end of that investigation, it’s very possible that Republicans will seek to impeach Mayorkas. McCarthy added that if Mayorkas was in charge of any company, he “would’ve been fired by now.”

Earlier in November, CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus was forced out, though Republicans claim the Biden administration was just using him as a scapegoat.

And in the end, it’s not enough, as immigration officials continue to release huge numbers: for example, the number of migrant encounters rose from 1.7 million to 2.3 million between 2021 and 2022.

On top of that, they’ve also seen a concerning jump in the number of suspected terrorists who tried to enter the U.S. in FY 2022.

Southern border states and counties have faced a seemingly endless surge; floods of people just keep coming, and the GOP maintains that this is a massive humanitarian crisis.

And to date, they argue that the Democrat leadership in the country has done absolutely nothing to stem the tide — largely because it’s believed they don’t want to, and support open borders.

Key Takeaways:

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has demanded that border chief Alejandro Mayorkas resign.
  • If Mayorkas doesn’t resign, the GOP will proceed with a full investigation. And then they may start impeachment proceedings on Mayorkas.
  • The GOP says the current administration and Mayorkas has done nothing to improve the worsening border crisis.
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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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