Conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation, is the latest heavyweight to support impeaching Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas if he refuses to resign over his disastrous handling of the U.S. Southern border. Texas Rep. Chip Roy has already said he will lead the charge for Republicans to oust the DHS Secretary if the GOP takes back the House in this year’s midterm elections.
“The homeland security secretary has no greater charge than defending the American homeland. Secretary Mayorkas has utterly failed this most basic responsibility. Worse, he has actively undermined our national security, and encouraged and facilitated the violation of the very laws he swore to uphold,” said Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts.
“He has presided over the worst border crisis in American history, actively contributing to it by implementing the White House’s open-borders policies. Under his leadership, record numbers of narcotics have flowed across our border to devastate lives in our communities,” he continued. “It is time for him to go—for the good of the men and women of DHS law enforcement, the American people, and our national sovereignty. If he refuses to do so, the next Congress should move forward with his impeachment.”
Mark Morgan, former acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner and Heritage visiting fellow, said Mayorkas has “lost the trust and confidence of the men and women of DHS law enforcement…I continue to speak with our frontline agents, and their anger, exhaustion, and frustration with this secretary are apparent. He has not only destroyed the most secure border in our lifetime—he has repeatedly lied to the America people about the cascading impacts to our country’s public safety, health, and national security.”
“This is no longer just about simple disagreement on policy. Mayorkas and his bosses have intentionally undermined the sovereign interests of the United States by embracing these policies—policies they were warned would result in disaster. As DHS secretary, Mayorkas bears responsibility for this catastrophic failure. He was the wrong man for the job from the beginning. He needs to step down now—or be made to,” said James Carafano, Heritage vice president for national security and foreign policy.
Not only has the number of border crossings skyrocketed under President Biden and Sec. Mayorkas’s watch but border officers have also complained about the heightened risk for Covid-19 transmission, cartel violence, and drug smuggling.