A member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet now faces an impeachment threat.
The Washington Examiner reported that Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) has announced his plan to file articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, citing his failure on the immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border.
“Mayorkas is a threat”
Biggs made his case for impeaching Mayorkas in a statement released on Friday.
“Secretary Mayorkas is a threat to the sovereignty and security of our nation,” Biggs wrote. “As a result of his actions and policies, America is more in danger today than when he began serving as Secretary. He is willfully refusing to maintain operational control of the border and is encouraging aliens to enter our country illegally.”
Biggs went on to allege that “Mayorkas is failing to faithfully uphold his oath of office and is presiding over a reckless abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement, at the expense of the U.S. Constitution and the security of the United States.”
Accordingly, Biggs said that he will file articles of impeachment against Mayorkas.
The immigration crisis at the southern border has spiraled out of control with Mayorkas at the helm and the Biden administration seemingly turning a blind eye to the crisis.
It began with then-candidate Biden’s promise to undo most of what former President Donald Trump had in place to control the immigration crisis. Upon taking office, Biden made good on his campaign promise, reversing a majority of Trump-issued executive orders dealing with the topic of immigration.
In January, roughly 78,000 illegal immigrants entered the United States, and in July that number ballooned to well over 200,000. It is expected that 2021 be a record year for illegal immigration, with over two million illegal migrants entering the country when all is said and done.
That’s because the Biden administration, including Mayorkas, has done virtually nothing to mitigate those numbers.
It is unclear exactly when Biggs will file articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. Currently, the House is on break until September.
It is also unclear how much Republican support Biggs will garner for his push to impeach an administration official. However, his efforts are unlikely to bear fruit at this time, as Democrats still hold a slim majority lead in the House.