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Sen. Josh Hawley Calls on Alejandro Mayorkas to Resign

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REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOSH HAWLEY has called for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, accusing him of displaying “intentional disregard” for immigration laws during his tenure at the head of the agency.

Hawley, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Mayorkas following the release of a recent Customs & Border Protection report confirming the arrival of two million illegal immigrants over the past year, more than four times higher than in 2020.

“This was the predictable result of your open border policies,” Hawley wrote. “Your intentional disregard for our country’s immigration laws makes you unfit to remain in office. You should resign.”

“One year ago… you testified under oath before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, in response to my questioning, that ‘We have a plan, we are executing on our plan, and we will continue to do so,’” he continued.

“You went so far as to say your plan ‘is in fact working.’ Now, we have already eclipsed last year’s records. So let me ask you again, exactly one year later, was this your plan? Do you consider 2 million illegal immigrants crossing our border to be a success?”

Hawley added that Mayorkas had shown of “total abdication of responsibility” in failing to safeguard the country’s borders, pointing out that at least 78 people on the terror watchlist tried to enter the country illegally this year. He also claimed that Mayorkas’ “open border policies” are allowing drug cartels to freely smuggle “rainbow fentanyl” and other illegal substances into the country.
In August, El American published an editorial calling for the impeachment of Mayorkas on the grounds that he has betrayed his oath of office. “Although Biden must share the blame for this tragedy, the buck stops with the leadership of the DHS. Republicans may move to #ImpeachMayorkas should they take back control of Congress later this year, but that is too long to wait,” the editorial read. “The onus is now on Congress to move against this cynical, incompetent, and dishonest political actor.”
Last year, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) moved to impeach him for “high crimes and misdemeanors related to his actions regarding border security and immigration,” but the bill ultimately failed to progress. Hawley has not yet commented on whether he would support his impeachment.

Ben Kew is English Editor of El American. He studied politics and modern languages at the University of Bristol where he developed a passion for the Americas and anti-communist movements. He previously worked as a national security correspondent for Breitbart News. He has also written for The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post, and The Independent

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Ben Kew es editor en inglés de El American. Estudió política y lenguas modernas en la Universidad de Bristol, donde desarrolló una pasión por las Américas y los movimientos anticomunistas. Anteriormente trabajó como corresponsal de seguridad nacional para Breitbart News. También ha escrito para The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post y The Independent.

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