Posted on December 29, 2023

House Committee to Initiate Impeachment Proceedings against Mayorkas over ‘Devastating’ Border Crisis

David Zimmermann, National Review, December 23, 2023

Just after U.S. Customs and Border Protection released its latest southern border data on Friday, a prominent House Republican indicated his committee will soon consider Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s possible impeachment in the new year.

At least 242,418 illegal immigrants tried crossing the southern border in November, marking the highest November ever and the third-highest monthly total on record. Of the total encounters, 191,113 aliens were arrested between officially designated ports of entry along the border, while the remaining 51,305 lacked the proper paperwork to legally enter the U.S.

In response, Homeland Security Committee chairman Mark Green (R., Tenn.) said in a statement that his congressional panel will initiate impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas in early 2024 for his mishandling of the border crisis. The announcement comes days after the committee finished its months-long investigation into the DHS secretary.

“This devastating and utter disaster for our country will no longer be tolerated,” Green said.

The congressman noted he believes that the Biden administration intentionally released the November update right before Christmas to bury the numbers.