Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs has introduced articles of impeachment against President Biden’s Homeland Security Chief. The Republican Rep. accused DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas of “reckless abandonment” over his handling of the border crisis and violating the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Fox News reports:
“Certainly Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a substantial amount of blame with this, they’re the ones who campaigned on this, but Mayorkas has not pushed back at all,” Biggs told Fox News in an interview. “So he is the guy who is responsible for the border security and national security and it is a disaster down there.”
The resolution introduces two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. The first accuses him of having “engaged in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with his duties as an Officer of the United States.”
“Secretary Mayorkas has failed to faithfully uphold his oath and has instead presided over a reckless abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement, at the expense of the Constitution and the security of the United States,” the first article says.
The resolution accuses Mayorkas of having failed to maintain “operational control” of the border as required by law. Specifically, it points to the release of illegal immigrants into the U.S. that came with the rolling back of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) – which kept migrants in Mexico for their hearings – and policies that release migrants and only require them in some cases to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices.
Read Rep. Biggs impeachment resolution here.