The immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border continues to spiral out of control. Add in the new threat of thousands of migrants bringing COVID-19 infections into border communities by the day, and it makes a bad situation even worse.
According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) apparently believes it’s time to hold someone accountable for the mess at the border, and he’s starting with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, announcing that he’ll move to impeach the official in the coming weeks.
Biggs, whose district partially sits on the border with Mexico, believes that Mayorkas is the root cause of the issues plaguing his district, and the entire country.
“Secretary Mayorkas is a threat to the sovereignty and security of our nation,” Biggs said in a statement.
“As a result of his actions and policies, America is more in danger today than when he began serving as Secretary. He is willfully refusing to maintain operational control of the border and is encouraging aliens to enter our country illegally,” Biggs added.
Biggs, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, faces exceedingly long odds in his quest to have Mayorkas removed from Biden’s Cabinet, given that Democrats still hold a thin majority in the lower chamber.
However, the brewing issue of tens of thousands of potentially COVID-19-infected migrants pouring across the southern border is seemingly forcing Republican lawmakers — especially those in border states — to take whatever actions they can, as the Biden administration seems to have turned a perpetual blind eye to the situation.
“Secretary Mayorkas is failing to faithfully uphold his oath of office and is presiding over a reckless abandonment of border security and immigration enforcement, at the expense of the U.S. Constitution and the security of the United States,” Biggs said.
Currently, the House is in a recess so that members can perform “district work.” It will reconvene in September, and by that time, hopefully, Biggs can bolster his case by drumming up more Republican support.