‘He has to go’: Republican Ronny Jackson promises Mayorkas will be impeached

Texas Republican Ronny Jackson promised Fox News viewers that House Republicans will use their power to impeach Joe Biden’s top immigration official.

Jackson told Sunday Morning Futures that Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas “has to go.”

Republican says Mayorkas impeachment

While Mayorkas has preposterously claimed that the border is “secure,” illegal immigration has set records again and again during his tenure. Over 2 million illegals crossed the border in 2022, and a deadly glut of fentanyl has poured into the country as well.

Jackson said Mayorkas, who has aggressively dismantled immigration enforcement, is responsible for the unfolding “disaster” at the border and that Republicans will “start the process” of holding him accountable.

“Absolutely, we are going to start the process. He has to go. There’s been no accountability in this administration for anything that they have done, whether it’s been the economy, or COVID, or the disaster overseas in Afghanistan or our border.”

Jackson said Biden and Mayorkas are “traffickers in chief” and that their destruction of border security is deliberate.

“We’re creating unbelievable incentives for these people to come here, and they are doing it purposefully. So he has got to go. He is damaging and destroying this country in a variety of ways.”

“Dereliction of duty”

Meanwhile, Jackson dismissed the administration’s “garbage” claim that they are stopping fentanyl at the border.

“Tell that to the 100,000 families that lost a loved one this year because of the fentanyl crisis. That is absolute garbage, it’s a complete lie. Biden has done nothing but bury his head in the sand over this, and it’s an absolute disgrace.”

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Ca.) floated impeaching Mayorkas at a press conference near the border last week, where he said Mayorkas’ “dereliction of duty” is driving “the greatest wave of illegal immigration in recorded history.”

The DHS fired back, saying Mayorkas had no plans to resign, while the White House dismissed the threat as a “political stunt.”

While Republicans may be able to bring valuable oversight, there is little chance of Mayorkas being removed from power after Democrats held onto the Senate in this month’s elections. In any event, a conviction and removal was never likely as it would have required a two-thirds vote in the Senate.