Gaetz Slams Fellow Republicans For Failing to Impeach DHS Chief Mayorkas: ‘Weakness!’


 by Jon Dougherty at

Rep. Matt Gaetz joined Newsmax TV’s new panel show on Monday to call his party out over its failure to get serious about impeaching Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after more than two years of migrant and drug-smuggling crises.

“If Republicans are serious about the border, we should impeach Secretary Mayorkas immediately. But I am ashamed to report that I do not think we have the votes right now to move that impeachment out of the House Judiciary Committee. That is WEAKNESS on the part of Republicans,” he tweeted along with a clip of the program.

Rep. Lauren Boebert took to social media again earlier this month to demand that Mayorkas face impeachment in the GOP-controlled House for failing to secure the southern border amid record human and drug smuggling.

The Colorado Republican’s call comes just days before the Trump-era Title 42 policy, implemented during the pandemic authorizing immediate deportation of most illegal immigrants, is set to end, which is expected to trigger another massive wave of migrants.

“Anyone who sees the situation at our Southern Border and thinks it’s okay is clearly not thinking straight. Mayorkas deserves impeachment and he deserves it fast,” she tweeted.

In February, shortly after the GOP took over the House, another Republican member filed additional articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, alleging he has failed to ensure adequate border security on his watch amid record-high encounters with illegal immigrants and drug smuggling.

According to Fox News, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) introduced a new article of impeachment against Mayorkas that accuses him of violating his oath of office and refusing to enforce duly-passed immigration laws. The report noted further that Biggs has often called for Mayorkas to be removed from his position, accusing him in 2021 of having “engaged in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with his duties as an Officer of the United States.”

After a record 2.3 million encounters with migrants crossing illegally into the U.S. during the fiscal year 2022 — and in December alone, more than 251,000 — the impeachment push has been renewed after Republicans took over the House in January.

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