Kevin McCarthy, who may become Speaker of the House has said that he is considering impeachment proceedings against Alejandro Mayorkas if he refuses to resign. Of course, McCarthy may not become Speaker because he may not have the votes to get it done, but just about anyone else could be expected to keep their word on Mayorkas while McCarthy is at best 50/50 to keep his. The border is an unholy mess and legislation is going to be needed that will deny them and any of their descendants from ever becoming citizens.
In just a few weeks the Republicans will amputate the gavel from the hands of Nancy Pelosi and her replacement cannot and should not be McCarthy, who is as solid as a handful of sand. We need a Gingrich-type speaker, We have had two squeamish Speakers in John Boehner and Paul Ryan, and now is the time to go for someone who will fight for us and not against us. There are several good choices for people like Jim Jordan.
Republican gains in the recent midterm elections have handed the GOP control of the House, but the Senate will remain in the hands of the Democrats. Republicans have made it plain that the first order of business is getting control of the border. Biden and Mayorkas have carefully executed a plan to overrun the country with illegal aliens and drugs. And so far it is working perfectly. This cannot go on for another two years. If it does, the Democrats will keep plugging away at amnesty until they finally get it.
“He cannot and must not remain in that position. If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure to determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.”
“The American public deserves more, deserves better and expects more within their government. Enough is enough. We will do whatever it takes.”
The U.S. has been hit by a nearly two-year long border crisis that saw more than 1.7 million migrant encounters in FY 2021 and over 2.3 million in FY 2022. October has indicated that that surge is likely to continue, as more than 230,000 hit the border in that month alone.
Separately, a federal judge recently ordered the government to wind down the use of the Title 42 public health order, which has been used to expel a majority of migrants at the border since March 2020. That has led to fears of an even bigger surge and more chaos as more migrants are released into the U.S.
Republicans have long been hammering the Biden administration over its handling of the crisis, arguing that officials have fueled the crisis by rolling back Trump-era policies and narrowing interior enforcement. The Biden administration has said that the crisis is hemisphere wide, and has called on Congress to act to fix broken U.S. immigration laws.
House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko told Fox in July:
“I think we’re going to be very aggressive, and I think the administration will have some choices to make. Do they want to spin their wheels for two years and get nothing done or do they want to work with Republicans if the Republicans are in the majority and start doing some of the things that Republicans want?”
A DHS spokesperson said on Wednesday:
“Members of Congress can do better than point the finger at someone else; they should come to the table and work on solutions for our broken system and outdated laws, which have not been overhauled in over 40 years.”
What the spokesman means is that the Republicans should roll over and play dead and give the Democrats what they want.