House Republicans Hold Hearing To Impeach Homeland Security Secretary

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FILE - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies on Capitol Hill, Nov. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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In a heated political showdown, House Republicans are pushing forward with impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

They contend that he and the Biden administration disregarded federal immigration laws and that Mayorkas willfully refused to comply with these laws, allowing millions of people to enter the country illegally. They also accuse Mayorkas of breaching the public trust and obstructing lawful oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.

Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee move to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas over the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. Democrats call the proceedings a sham ordered up by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential front-runner, who opposes an emerging bipartisan border security package in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Of course, Democrats are pushing back heavily, labeling them as politically motivated.

Mayorkas says the immigration system is in dire need of reform, and the current laws are not equipped to handle present-day migration patterns. He asserts the department has been enforcing immigration laws and shown Congress ample evidence of that.

Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., center, is joined from left by Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the ranking member, as Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee move to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas over the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. Democrats call the proceedings a sham ordered up by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential front-runner, who opposes an emerging bipartisan border security package in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

As the Homeland Security Committee convenes today, tensions are high with procedural motions expected from Republicans.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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