Mayorkas Launches Fiery Attack On House Impeachment Process

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas penned a blistering letter to the congressional committee considering impeachment articles against him for allowing millions of illegals to invade the country.

Mayorkas wrote to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) on Tuesday morning and defiantly condemned the allegations.

He said, “I assure you that your false accusations do not rattle me and do not divert me from the law enforcement and broader public service mission to which I have devoted most of my career and to which I remain devoted.”

Despite failing to appear before the committee, Mayorkas claimed he agreed to testify but never received a response.

The embattled secretary called allegations that his department failed to enforce U.S. immigration laws “false.” He then disparaged the very laws he said he enforced, calling them inadequate “for 21st century migration patterns.”

What “patterns” have to do with releasing millions of unvetted illegals into the interior of the U.S., he did not say.

In any case, House Republicans moved closer toward the first impeachment of a Cabinet secretary in almost 150 years. Green’s committee is considering two articles against Mayorkas over the Biden administration’s abject lack of border control.

They charge the secretary with “willful and systematic refusal to comply with the law” and a “breach of public trust.”

It appears likely that a decision will come quickly. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), according to Punchbowl News, vowed to hold a quick floor vote after the process emerges from the committee — perhaps as soon as next week.

With immigration one of the incumbent president’s major issues in his reelection campaign, there will be much focus on the outcome of this House action. And, of course, the White House is throwing its considerable weight against the impeachment process.

The Constitution sets the bar for impeachment at “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” With the “high crimes and misdemeanors” being undefined, lawmakers have the power to decide themselves what meets that criteria.

To most House Republicans, allowing millions of illegals to pour across the border reaches the bar.

There were over 300,000 illegal migrant encounters at the nation’s southern border in December, the most in history. Border states and cities hundreds of miles away are pleading for Washington to clamp down on the crisis and provide real leadership.

Under Mayorkas, that has been sorely lacking.