(FixThisNation.com) – On Sunday, House Republicans introduced two impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. However, the Democrats have blasted this move claiming that it is a political stunt and that there is no constitutional basis for the introduction of the impeachment articles which could lead to Mayorkas being removed from office.
The GOP has maintained that Mayorkas was guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” and that he had repeatedly chosen to not comply with immigration law, breaching public trust. As they argue this means that the only viable option left is Congress.
The impeachment resolution specifically points out that Mayorkas had failed to secure the U.S. border, which was detrimental to national security and public safety.
Following the hearings in the past few weeks the GOP has been moving at an increased speed against Mayorkas putting their focus on border security and immigration which polling has shown are key issues for voters ahead of the 2024 election.
Former President Donald Trump, the Republican party’s front-runner, has promised that if he wins back the White House he is going to launch the “largest deportation operation” in the country’s history.
At the same time, Mayorkas has been in the middle of negotiations with Senators trying to reach a border policy bipartisan deal. Many Senators have praised him for his effort and engagement in this process.
On Tuesday the House Homeland Security Committee which is controlled by the GOP is going to be voting on the impeachment articles, looking to send them for consideration to the full House.
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