The Republican legislator of the House of Representatives kevin mccarthy He said that his party could carry out the dismissal of the head of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkasif the member of the Joe Biden government does not resign from office.
Kevin McCarthy demanded on Tuesday the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of possible impeachment proceedings if he does not resign, marking the strongest comments ever from the House Republican leader on the matter as he strives to secure Republican votes to elect him House Speaker in 2023.
McCarthy, who was nominated by his party last week to serve as House speaker, made his comments about Mayorkas from El Paso, Texas, where he and a group of Republicans met with Border Patrol agents and received an operational briefing. .
McCarthy, speaking at the event held at the southern border, said: “Our country may never recover from Secretary Mayorkas’s dereliction of duty. That is why today I ask for the resignation of the secretary. If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action and every failure. And we will determine if we can launch an impeachment inquiry.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement that Mayorkas has no plans to resign and called on Congress to propose legislative solutions to fix the nation’s broken immigration system.
The agency continues to maintain that the border is secure, but has acknowledged that it is dealing with an unprecedented number of undocumented immigrants seeking to enter the country.
While McCarthy and top Republicans have repeatedly promised initiate rigorous investigations into immigration issues at the southern borderMcCarthy, up until this point, had largely suppressed impeachment talk, saying they would not use it as a political weapon.
McCarthy’s change of tune comes as he faces rebellion in the House Speaker race, with at least five House Republicans pledging to vote against him in January. One of the complaints about McCarthy from hardline Republicans is that he is not aggressive enough when it comes to investigations and impeachment.
The right flank of the GOP has been agitating to impeach Mayorkas in particular, though other Republicans are skeptical that the DHS secretary’s actions meet the required felony and misdemeanor standard.
The impeachment of a cabinet official has only happened once in American history.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to McCarthy’s planned visit to the US-Mexico border early Tuesday by asking what is your plan on immigration and accusing Republicans of “having no plan” and only “political trickery.”
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Source: La Opinion