Three State attorneys general from America’s heartland are set to testify at the first impeachment hearing of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday and are expected to describe the negative impacts the ongoing migrant crisis has had on their states.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond and Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey will appear before the House Homeland Security Committee, led by Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.), on Jan. 10, for a hearing titled: “Havoc in the Heartland: How Secretary Mayorkas’ Failed Leadership Has Impacted the States.”
According to Fox News, the State AG’s are also expected to discuss the legal challenges they have launched against the Biden regime’s policies and how they believe Mayorkas is not enforcing the law.
The House voted to refer impeachment articles to the Homeland Security Committee back in November.
“Secretary Mayorkas’ unprecedented and intentional border crisis has impacted every city and state in our country,” Rep. Green said in a statement to Fox News. “The chaos and devastation at the border and in our communities are the result of Alejandro Mayorkas’ failure to fulfill his oath as secretary of Homeland Security. His primary responsibility is to secure the homeland—and he has failed.”
Border numbers hit a new record in December, with over 302,000 migrant encounters.
In one tragic incident in Colorado in December, an Illegal Immigrant who had previously been deported four times, allegedly crashed his vehicle and killed 47-year-old Melissa Powell and her 16-year-old son, Riordan, the Daily Caller reported. Habitual traffic offender Jose Guadalupe Menjivar-Alas, who is from El Salvador, “was charged with vehicular homicide reckless, vehicular homicide DUI.”
EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Immigrant Deported Four Times Charged With Killing Colorado Mother, Son In DUI Crash
— Jennie Taer 🇮🇱🇺🇸 (@JennieSTaer) January 8, 2024
Republicans accuse Mayorkas of refusing to enforce existing immigration laws and creating new open border programs that contravene Congress.
“Who better to testify about the fallout from this crisis than the top legal officers of states in our heartland?” Green said. “These officials will not only speak to the consequences of this crisis for their states, but the various legal challenges they have mounted in response to Secretary Mayorkas’ failure to do his job and enforce the law. I look forward to their testimony.”
The Biden administration and House Democrats have pushed back against the GOP impeachment effort. While Republicans have blamed the historic crisis on Biden-era policies, as well as the rolling back of Trump policies like wall construction and stricter enforcement, the administration says it is dealing with a hemisphere-wide crisis and needs more funding and comprehensive immigration reform from Congress.
DHS told Fox News last week that the “House majority is wasting valuable time and taxpayer dollars pursuing a baseless political exercise that has been rejected by members of both parties and already failed on a bipartisan vote.”
“There is no valid basis to impeach Secretary Mayorkas, as senior members of the House majority have attested, and this extreme impeachment push is a harmful distraction from our critical national security priorities,” spokesperson Mia Ehrenberg said. “Secretary Mayorkas and the Department of Homeland Security will continue working every day to keep Americans safe.”
Parroting the Biden White House’s anti-MAGA messaging, ranking Member Bennie Thompson described the impeachment hearings as an “extreme MAGA Republican effort” that is “completely baseless.”
“They’ve only shown the American people it is nothing more than a political stunt without any foundation in the Constitution. It was never meant to be a legitimate investigation – only a MAGA spectacle,” he said.
Meanwhile, negotiations are continuing in Congress concerning the White House’s supplemental funding bill, “which includes money for the border as well as for Ukraine and Israel,” Fox reported.
Republicans in both chambers have demanded that any funding include limits on asylum and the release of migrants into the interior. While the administration is reportedly open to some concessions, it is unclear if it will go far enough for Republicans in the House — who have called for the GOP border security bill passed last year to be included in full.
The Biden regime is suing Texas over the state’s efforts to secure the border.
Now, with the 2024 election looming and Joe Biden’s poll numbers in the gutter largely due to a border crisis, his administration feinting concern about the massive flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
The Biden administration is asking Mexico to help curb the huge flow of migrants into the U.S., as Biden runs out of options to fix a problem that is hurting his polling. https://t.co/8d1lO5tPp6
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 8, 2024
Homeland Security Republicans released a video compilation of the border crisis Monday, ahead of the hearing.
The @HomelandGOP's nearly year-long investigation into Secretary Mayorkas made one thing clear—he has refused to enforce the laws of Congress and fulfill his oath of office.
This Committee will begin impeachment proceedings this Wednesday at 10am to hold Mayorkas accountable. pic.twitter.com/e0evEAGXFr
— House Homeland GOP (@HomelandGOP) January 8, 2024