by ASHLEY OLIVER at breitbart.com
Calls among House Republicans to begin impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have grown after a week of chaotic and record-breaking illegal migration activity at the southern border.
Several members of the House Judiciary Committee, the committee responsible for conducting impeachments, say they support moving forward with the process.
“He should be impeached as soon as humanly possible,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) told reporters on Tuesday.
Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) told Breitbart News, “I support beginning impeachment hearings. I’ve said that to chairman [Jim] Jordan. My constituents think it’s long overdue, and I feel as though once we lay out the facts for the American people and for my colleagues in the House, it’ll be inevitable.”
Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL) said in a statement, “Mayorkas has done more to help the cartels and child traffickers than he has to help the American people. It is clear he is intentionally violating the law and he must be impeached.”
The calls come after the Biden administration lifted the Title 42 border protection last week, which followed at least two consecutive days of border officials apprehending more than 10,000 illegal migrants per day, the highest single-day totals ever recorded, Fox News observed.
Overall, under Mayorkas’s watch, officials have apprehended more than five million illegal migrants at the southern border, not including an estimated 1.5 million gotaways.
Dismissing calls for his impeachment, Mayorkas told CNN over the weekend, “I am focused on the work in front of us. … I will continue to focus on [DHS’s] work throughout my tenure.”
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), a longtime border hawk, is working on rallying support for his articles of impeachment against the secretary, which he introduced in February.
The Arizona Republican is “full steam ahead,” his spokesman said Tuesday.