Texas Republican Representative Pat Fallon filed articles of impeachment against the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, on Monday in the House of Representatives. Fallon is accusing Mayorkas of committing high crimes and misdemeanors, and the articles have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for further action.
Fallon explained, “Secretary Mayorkas has violated the law and his implemented policies that undermine law enforcement activities at our southern border.” He continued, “From perjuring himself before Congress about maintaining operational control of the border to the infamous ‘whipgate’ slander against our border patrol agents, Secretary Mayorkas has proven time and time again that he is unfit to lead the Department of Homeland Security. His willful actions erode our immigration system, undermine border patrol morale, and imperil American national security. He must be removed from office.”
According to the Washington Examiner, the impeachment is in line with the previous promises made by GOP lawmakers to open impeachment inquiries against Mayorkas, specifically his handling of the southern border. It’s unclear precisely what crimes Fallon is accusing Mayorkas of and if the impeachment process gets through the Republican-led House. However, he is unlikely to be convicted in the Democrat-led Senate.