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Reps. Yakym, Banks vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

House Republicans have voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The successful vote on Tuesday, Feb. 13, followed a failed attempt by Republicans last week when several GOP lawmakers bucked the party.

Republicans have blamed Mayorkas for the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border.

Second District Congressman Rudy Yakym issued the following statement after voting to impeach Mayorkas:

“For three years Secretary Mayorkas has refused to comply with and enforce the immigration laws Congress has passed. Instead, he has opted for the political priorities of the progressive left, which include implementing catch-and-release on a mass scale, violating detention requirements, and misusing parole authority.

“This dereliction of duty is why we have an unprecedented security and humanitarian disaster along our southern border. Every state – including Indiana – has become a border state under Secretary Mayorkas’ tenure. Time and again, sheriffs throughout the Second District have spoken to me about how fentanyl is flowing up from the southern border and the havoc these deadly drugs are wreaking on our communities.

“We cannot allow the chaos at the border and the downstream consequences of this Administration’s open-borders agenda to continue. Today’s vote is an important step in delivering accountability and ensuring we end this crisis and stand up for America’s sovereignty by restoring Law and Order to the southern border.”

Third District Congressman Jim Banks also voted in favor of the impeachment resolution, stating:

“Tonight’s vote was an important step in holding Secretary Mayorkas accountable for intentionally ignoring the law and allowing an invasion of more than nine million illegal immigrants at our southern border. Our work is far from over. We will need the largest deportation operation in history to undo the damage done by Secretary Mayorkas and Biden’s America Last administration.”

Democrats have called the impeachment effort a political ploy.

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3 comments

RH February 14, 2024 at 10:12 am

This border crisis is such a disaster after going on this long! Remember 911 when the terrorists were inside the US training to be pilots? Remember that was the last time Americans united as one people? TWENTY TWO YEARS AGO!! Here we are just letting them wander right on in again. So whos hands wipl the blood be on this time?

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Dan Cole February 15, 2024 at 9:33 pm

Pass the bipartisan border bill that’s been introduced. Your orange god, Trump, commented several years ago how weak politicians are. You’ve let this con man destroy your party!

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Thor February 16, 2024 at 2:25 am

Unfortunately, this is just political theater; like the 42 time the GOP voted to kill Obama care when they weren’t in power yet when they were they did nothing. This is a dead letter in the Senate. It does nothing to cure the border crisis…Congress has the power of the purse which is no power at all if they are unwilling to use it.

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