Impeachment Charges ‘Absolutely’ Coming For DHS Chair

President Joe Biden isn’t the only member of his administration that could face formal impeachment charges.

Over the weekend, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), the chair of the Homeland Security Committee, said he “absolutely” plans to bring impeachment articles against Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

The charges revolve around how his department has responded to the migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

Speaking with Fox News on Sunday, Green said the committee he leads will wrap up a months-long probe into Mayorkas by the end of the year. It plans to hold “three or four hearings” about it next month, then will edit the articles of impeachment that several other members of Congress have already introduced.

Once that’s complete, Green said he would formally introduce the impeachment articles to the full House.

“[Mayorkas is] derelict in his duty. He’s broken the laws of the United States that have passed Congress. He’s lied to Congress,” Green said while appearing on the “Sunday Morning Futures” program on Fox News. “This guy needs to go.”

There’s no denying the fact that the illegal immigrant crisis has gotten out of hand under the Biden administration. During fiscal year 2023, there were 2.5 million encounters at the southern border alone, setting a new record for a single fiscal year.

The Biden administration’s decision to allow Trump-era immigration policies such as Title 42 to expire has been viewed by many pundits as an open invitation for migrants to come to the U.S.

Much of the responsibility for this, of course, falls on Mayorkas. His department oversees border security in general, including the operation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

As such, the huge negative impacts of increased illegal immigration fall directly in the lap of the DHS secretary, who Green and other Republicans want to hold accountable for his actions — or lack of actions.

With deportations of illegal immigrants reducing by about five-fold under Mayorkas, Green believes there’s a major problem that needs to be fixed.

“It shows their intent is basically to fundamentally change the population of the United States and, I believe, to empower the Democrat Party into perpetuity.”