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Taylor Greene Lays Out Case to Impeach DHS Chief Mayorkas

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) made a case for impeaching Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, citing his alleged inaction amidst record numbers of illegal border crossings and drug smuggling.

She accused Mayorkas of lying to Congress about the border crisis and criticized his leadership of DHS.

Greene highlighted the costs incurred by local and federal governments due to migrant surges and accused Mayorkas of violating various laws and the Constitution. (Trending: Trump Breaks Records In Iowa Caucus)

Greene said, “Here’s some of Secretary Mayorkas’s effective results: approximately 10 million illegal border crossers from over 160 countries have invaded the United States since President Biden took office and Secretary Mayorkas has started his job.”

“That is an unbelievable expense for the American taxpayers,” said Greene, about the $115 billion spent by local governments and $182 billion spent by the federal government to address the border crisis.

“So what are the results of Secretary Mayorkas’s job performance? He’s violated the Secure Fence Act of 2006 by not maintaining operational control of our border. He’s violated the Immigration and Nationality Act. He has violated the INA by implementing catch-and-release policies when federal law specifically mandates the detention of inadmissible aliens. … He’s violated the guarantee clause set forth in Article Four Section Four of the Constitution, which requires the federal government to protect states against invasion,” she explained.

She also questioned his statements about border security.

Greene claimed, “There have been over 20 occasions that Secretary Mayorkas has claimed that the border is either closed or secure starting even back in 2021 when he is on record stating the border is secure, the border is closed.”

“He stated to Fox News’s Peter Doocy, ‘The border is closed,’” said Greene.

“Then he stated again to congressman (August) Pfluger here on this committee. The congressman asked him. He said, ‘The border is secure. We are, we are executing our plan.’ As he stated to Congressman Pfluger, Secretary Maryokas said, ‘I have been very clear and unequivocal in that regard. Congressman, the border is no less secure than it was previously,’” she continued.

“He also stated to Congressman Michael Guest on our committee when he was asked by Congressman Guest, ‘Do you maintain today in light of the statements made by [former Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz] the border is secure?’ Secretary Mayorkas replied, ‘Congressman, I stand by my prior assessment because indeed, I define it as maximizing the resources we have to deliver the most effective results,’” said Greene.

Three GOP witnesses, state attorneys general, supported the notion that Mayorkas’ actions warranted his removal from office.

“Absolutely,” answered Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen.

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond, replied, “He has failed to perform and is culpably inefficient, yes.”

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey accused Mayorkas of “acting in violation of the law and constitutional order.”

Additionally, a late November survey showed majority support for Greene’s impeachment bid against Mayorkas.

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