(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) filed articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday, fulfilling a promise he made last week before being sworn in.
“Since day one, Secretary Mayorkas’ policies have undermined law enforcement activities at our southern border,” Fallon said in a statement last week, Fox News reports.
“From perjuring himself before Congress about maintaining operational control of the border to the infamous ‘whip-gate’ slander against our border patrol agents, Secretary Mayorkas has proven time and time again that he is unfit to lead the Department of Homeland Security,” he said.
“His willful actions have eroded our immigration system, undermined border patrol morale, and jeopardized American national security. He has violated the law and it is time for him to go,” the congressman added.
Though no text is available for H.Res.8, Fox News reported last week that the first article of impeachment against Mayorkas says that the secretary failed to faithfully execute the “Secure the Fence Act of 2006,” which requires him to “maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States.”
The second article claims that Mayorkas is “in violation of his constitutional oath, willfully provided perjurious, false, and misleading testimony to Congress.” The article points to the secretary’s testimony in April 26 and Nov. 15 congressional hearings, during which he said that the border was secure.
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