House Republican on impeaching DHS secretary: ‘You’ve got to build a case’

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Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Sunday said Republicans should “build a case” when asked if he supported potential efforts by House Republicans to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border.

McCaul told ABC’s “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz that Mayorkas has been “derelict in his responsibilities” but “you’ve got to build a case” before impeachment.

“You need the facts, evidence before you indict,” the GOP lawmaker said.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) last week called for Mayorkas to resign , saying Republicans will investigate and potentially impeach him when they take control of the House in the next Congress.

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The GOP has repeatedly hammered Mayorkas and how he has run DHS, pointing to statements he’s made that the border is under control despite record border crossing numbers.

Republicans have also raised concerns about the end of the “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy enacted under the Trump administration, which allowed border agents to force migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are heard.

McCaul on Sunday said he believes DHS under the Biden administration is “complicit with the biggest human trafficking of our lifetime.”

“I think the American people deserve some accountability,” he said while claiming, “I have a wide-open border in my home state.”

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Teri McGinnis

Impeachment means nothing as evidenced by the twice impeached former guy. Impeach them all, then get something real done for the country like roll out a plan to address inflation.

Dave Dupont

we all hope border secure I'm more worried about mentally unstable man who declassified materials in head ????but top secret nuclear documents do not belong in his possession


The toddlers are out for drama. Remember just two weeks ago they had maga in a spin yelling about gas inflation border. Now the big babies are going to impeach the entire government. This will be fun watching maga explode 😀 🤣 🍻🍸🍿🍿🍿


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