An Arizona Republican congresswoman whose caucus is poised to control the U.S. House by a narrow margin in January warned Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas he must resign or face House investigations when the GOP takes the gavel.
Rep. Debbie Lesko said she wants to echo a call from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for Mayorkas to step down.
“I’m glad that he has given Mayorkas an ultimatum: Either resign or we’re going to start investigations and see if it leads to impeachment,” Lesko told “Your World” Friday.
“I personally have signed on to legislation to impeach Mayorkas. Prior to that, I signed on to legislation that he resign, and I signed on to letters asking him to resign.”
Lesko, a member of the House Border Security Caucus, added Mayorkas was invited to appear before them and she was shocked he did so.
“We had written him a letter saying he should resign. And he keeps on lying: He keeps on telling us that the border is secure,” she said. “He said that again the other day in a House hearing. And it’s not secure. Anybody knows that. Even the illegal immigrants know that.”
Lesko later added President Biden acts like he wants an open border, pointing to the White House’s aversion to Title 42 health protection measures that had triggered deportations and the fact that one of the president’s first actions in office was to halt construction of the border wall.
“If there was only one thing that Biden could do – if he reinstated the Remain in Mexico policy, that would solve a lot of the problem that’s going on right now,” she said.
“Because, as you know, we have a humanitarian crisis, a drug crisis and a national security crisis at our southern border.”
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