Mayors face articles of impeachment from GOP lawmaker

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Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that he would file articles of impeachment against Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday.

Biggs, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus group, said it is up to Congress to “remove from office an official … who causes public harm,” citing the intentions of the Founding Fathers.

The lawmaker said he was being questioned about his plan because Mayorkas has not been charged with a crime or felony – along the lines of the impeachment clause of “serious crimes and misdemeanors”.

“Major crimes mean you’re a public servant, you’ve betrayed public trust and you should be fired,” Biggs said.


Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas pauses during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mayorkas, a native of Cuba who grew up in Beverly Hills, California after his family fled the Castros, has come under fire for his handling of the southern border crisis, with Republicans like Biggs saying he was not ruling on existing federal immigration laws, and instead oversaw a deluge of illegal immigrants.

“He actually redeemed all politics [from the Trump-era and prior] it worked,” Biggs said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

The lawmaker, who hails from the Tucson area, said the Yuma border area had seen fewer than 9,000 encounters with illegal immigrants before the Biden-Mayorkas administration. According to Biggs, that same sector recorded 360,000 such encounters by 2022.

“Honestly, the first thing that happens when a country delegates is when you lose your geographic integrity,” he said, adding that it was clear to him that Mayorkas is deliberately sowing the seeds. chaos in his own country.

“And Secretary Mayorkas—that’s his main job—has deliberately forced his own dangerous policies upon us. It’s not negligence. It’s not incompetence. It’s intentional.”

Biggs isn’t the first House lawmaker to speak out strongly against Mayorkas’ professional achievements.

Mayors face allegations from GOP lawmakers

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In November, Biggs’s Arizona colleague, Representative Debbie Lesko, called on the secretary to resign or face a house investigation led by the new GOP.

In April, Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., the secretary at a hearing that he had heard many voters ask him when such an impeachment would be imminent – with some comparing Mayorkas to the infamous army officer. continental who conspired with the British major. John Andre’s Return from the Fort des Patriotes at West Point, New York during the Revolution:

“They don’t believe you’ve committed a serious crime, and they don’t believe you’ve committed an offense. My constituents want you impeached because they believe you have committed treason. They believe you are a traitor. They compare you to Benedict Arnold,” Buck said at the hearing.


Mayorkas gave him a stern look at the time, calling the allegations “so deeply offensive on so many different levels”.

“Let me share with you very succinctly: I am incredibly proud of my service to this country. homeland security,” he said. answered.

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