Graham and Cruz warn Mayorkas of possible impeachment

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina delivered a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas accusing him of “gross dereliction of duty” and warning that he could face impeachment.

“Your failure to faithfully enforce this nation’s immigration laws and your willful blindness to the very real humanitarian crisis on our southern border amounts to a gross dereliction of duty and a breach of your oath of office,” the GOP duo stated in their Oct. 5 report Letter. “Historically high levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking demonstrate that our southern border is open to every conceivable threat to public health and national security. Despite the heroic efforts of the men and women of the Border Patrol, who, with very little support from Washington, DC, have failed to achieve anything remotely close to operational control of the southern border. We are seriously concerned about what this failure means for both national security and the health and safety of American citizens. These omissions and your actions cannot be disregarded.”

“This is a gross breach of duty and, if not corrected quickly, could give rise to impeachment proceedings,” the letter said. “We fully expect that in a few months a Republican-led Congress will hold you accountable for your willful negligence regarding the security of the southern border and the safety of the American people. We ask that you provide a full account of what DHS will do to achieve operational control of the southern border as required by law and halt the flow of illegal aliens and illegal drugs into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported more than 2 million encounters at the southwestern land border in the 11 months from October 2021 to August 2022.

While Remarks On Newsmax, Cruz specifically urged the House to impeach Mayorkas and hold a Senate trial.

Senator Ted Cruz: House Must Impeach AG Merrick Garland and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas!


Graham and other GOP lawmakers have previously said Mayorkas should resign.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri told Mayorkas he should resign in a letter last month — earlier this year, Hawley said Mayorkas personally who felt mayorkas should resign.

Dozens of House GOP lawmakers joined in February Letter to Mayorkas, who asks him to resign. Graham and Cruz warn Mayorkas of possible impeachment

Laura Coffey

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