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    Senator Takes Initial Step to Impeach Mayorkas Following Scrutiny of Migrant App

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    A Republican senator from Kansas has taken the first step toward impeaching President Joe Biden’s DHS chief for his inability to secure the southwest border and gain control of the illegal migrant and drug smuggling crises.

    “Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced a no-confidence resolution against Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday, marking the first effort in the Senate to mirror impeachment efforts in the House,” the Washington Examiner reported.

    Marshall has been an outspoken critic of Mayorkas’s handling of the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Marshall asserted during a recent exchange with Mayorkas that he would be “derelict” in his duties as a senator if he neglected to take action to address the crisis.

    “There isn’t one American who believes our southern border is secure,” Marshall said in a release on Thursday. “In the real world, if you fail at your job, you get fired — the federal government should be no different.”

    He went on to say during a Fox News interview on impeaching Mayorkas: “I don’t think [The House] has a choice. I think it’s what Americans are demanding.”

    “My father, a lifetime chief-of-police, he’s concerned about the safety and security of his family, of me, even just sitting down with a group of Senators on Monday, eight of us in one room and the end conversation was; ‘how do we protect our staff? Our staff members walking from the Capitol to their apartments aren’t safe.’ These are the types of conversations we’re having rather than addressing the issues of inflation, the cost of gasoline, the cost of groceries,” he added.

    “Five million people crossed the border illegally under his watch, we have 400,000 convicted criminal aliens still in this country, and he’s doing nothing about it. That’s the challenge here – he doesn’t want to do his job,” Marshall continued. “This secretary is derelict in his duties. He’s gotta go.”

    According to a nine-page resolution, Mayorkas allegedly failed in a number of ways, including an increase in immigration, including the arrival of approximately 15,000 Haitians near the Texas border, and an increase in drug trafficking and fatalities. In addition, according to the Examiner, the resolution accuses Mayorkas of lying to Congress about his administration of the border, as Mayorkas has claimed that he has maintained control.

    Mayorkas has argued, however, that the Secure Fence Act of 2006’s definition of a secure border has not been met by any administration since its passage.

    “The Secure Fence Act provides that operational control means that not a single individual crosses the border illegally. And it’s for that reason that prior secretaries and myself have said that under that definition, no administration has had operational control,” Mayorkas said.

    “As I have testified under oath multiple times, we use a lens of reasonableness in defining operational control. Are we maximizing the resources that we have to deliver the most effective results? And under that definition, we are doing so very much to gain operational control,” he added.

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    Even if the resolution calling for Mayorkas’s impeachment were to pass the Democratic-led Senate, it would have little direct effect on the secretary’s job. Additionally, the resolution does not initiate any impeachment procedures, which can only be triggered by the House. CONTINUE READING…

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