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MTG Files Impeachment Resolution Against Alejandro Mayorkas

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Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed an impeachment resolution against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday.

Greene announced she filed the resolution on the House floor Thursday morning to impeach Mayorkas for “high crimes and misdemeanors” regarding his handling of illegal immigration and the southern border. The resolution alleges Mayorkas violated his oath of office to “defend and secure our country,” as well as the Secure Fence Act of 2006, the Guarantee Clause in Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution and other provisions, according to its text.

“Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, in his failure to uphold the oath he took, has, by his actions, lost the trust of citizens of the United States to faithfully execute the laws of the United States,” the resolution reads. “Wherefore, Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust,
6 or profit under the United States.”

The resolution will go up for a vote within two legislative days, according to a spokesperson for Greene. (RELATED: ‘This Is A Serious Investigation’: House GOP Members Await Results Of Mayorkas Probe Before Backing His Impeachment)

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“While the House Majority has wasted months trying to score points with baseless attacks, Secretary Mayorkas has been doing his job and working to keep Americans safe,” a DHS spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement. “Under his leadership, the Department of Homeland Security is stopping unprecedented amounts of fentanyl from entering the country, countering threats from the Chinese government, helping communities recover from natural disasters, and working to protect our nation from cyberattacks, terrorism, and targeted violence. Instead of continuing their reckless impeachment charades and attacks on law enforcement, Congress should work with us to keep our country safe, build on the progress DHS is making, and deliver desperately needed reforms for our broken immigration system that only legislation can fix.”

The resolution also cites record numbers of illegal immigration under Mayorkas’ leadership, including 10 million crossings “broken down between” eight million encounters and 1.8 million “gotaways.” Greene also cited implications of fentanyl, crime, terrorism and other concerns from the border crisis.

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