Amidst a concerning surge in human and drug smuggling activities along the U.S.-Mexico border, House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) has taken matters into his own hands. Expressing frustration with the lack of action from his party, Emmer has publicly named for the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Emmer contends that Mayorkas’ failure to effectively address the border crisis necessitates his removal, urging Congress to swiftly take action. This article aims to explore Emmer’s concerns, shed light on the implications of the border crisis, and examine the increasing demands for Mayorkas’ impeachment.
Join me in calling for the immediate impeachment of Marxist Secretary Mayorkas!
For "high crimes & misdemeanors"
against the Constitution! 🤨https://t.co/xQgPPP027g
— Daniel F. Baranowski (@DFBHarvard) May 13, 2023
The Border Crisis and Impeachment Demands. Emmer passionately asserts that the overwhelmed southern border serves as a stark example of what he perceives as President Joe Biden’s top border official’s “greatest malfeasance.” Emphasizing the urgency of the situation, Emmer points to distressing outcomes such as the disappearance of children and the loss of innocent lives. He highlights the shocking revelation that 80 individuals on the criminal watch list have crossed the southern border. Such revelations have intensified Emmer’s demand for Mayorkas’ impeachment, as voluntary resignation seems unlikely.
The Lifting of Title 42 and its Impact. Emmer’s statements follow President Biden’s decision to lift the Title 42 border barrier, a policy implemented by former President Donald Trump to address the coronavirus pandemic. Title 42 served as one of the last remaining tools for border officials to manage the influx of illegal migration. Its removal has resulted in a significant increase in encounters between U.S. border officials and illegal migrants. Since assuming office, Biden has reversed many of Trump’s immigration and border security policies, contributing to a surge of more than five million encounters with illegal migrants.
Impeachment MUST begin for Biden, Harris, and Mayorkas — all of whom intentionally failed to secure America. https://t.co/pgGsEVl5kO
— Vernon Jones (@VernonForGA) May 12, 2023
Republicans Rally Against Mayorkas. Emmer’s fellow Republicans echo his concerns and are becoming increasingly outspoken about what they perceive as Mayorkas’ mishandling of the border crisis. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has accused Mayorkas of enabling child abuse through his alleged failure to adequately screen the sponsors of these vulnerable children. Demonstrating their stance on the matter, the GOP led House successfully passed a significant border guard bill. Shortly thereafter, House Republicans proceeded to file articles of Mayorkas’s impeachment. The most recent impeachment article, introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), alleges that Mayorkas violated his oath of office and neglected to enforce duly-passed immigration laws.
The Implications and Potential for Impeachment. Emmer acknowledges the gravity of the impeachment process, distinguishing it from the Democrats’ perceived political stunts. He highlights the need to assess the situation based on real law and established precedents. Emmer firmly believes that the border crisis presents a real and significant issue, visible through live images depicting the dire conditions. Expressing frustration, Emmer reiterates his call for Mayorkas’ resignation or, if necessary, his impeachment.