(PatriotWise.com) — The House Homeland Security Committee has scheduled a hearing for January 10 as the first step toward advancing a possible impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Reuters reported.
In a 209-to-201 vote in late November, the House chose to refer a possible impeachment of Mayorkas to the relevant committees rather than vote on Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s impeachment resolution against the secretary.
The Homeland Security Committee announced on Wednesday that it would be holding a hearing on January 10 titled “Havoc in the Heartland,” which would address the impact of Secretary Mayorkas’ “failed leadership” has had on the United States.
The scheduled 3-hour hearing will include yet-to-be-announced witnesses.
In a January 3 press release, the committee said the hearing would start impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas by evaluating the impact that Secretary Mayorkas’ “failed leadership” and “refusal to enforce the laws” have on the country.
Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) said in the news release that the American people have been demanding “an end to the unprecedented crisis” at the border for three years and are calling on Congress to hold those responsible to account.
Republicans have harshly criticized the Biden administration over its open border policies, which have led to record numbers of illegal aliens crossing from Mexico into the United States since Biden took office.
If the Homeland Security Committee does introduce articles of impeachment and the Republican-led House votes to impeach Mayorkas, there is little chance that he would be convicted in the Democrat-led Senate.
Meanwhile, a group of over 60 Republican lawmakers, led by Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, were in Eagle Pass, Texas, last Wednesday to inspect first-hand the surge in illegal border crossings.
At a press conference in Eagle Pass, Speaker Johnson said the crisis at the border had reached a “breaking point.” Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green told reporters that Secretary Mayorkas was the “greatest domestic threat to national security and the safety of the American people.”
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