Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Sunday said that Republicans would have to “build a case” if they want to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border.
McCaul told ABC’s “This Week” co-anchor, Martha Raddatz, that while Mayorkas has indeed been “derelict in his responsibilities” for them to proceed with an impeachment they would need to have a case against him. Indicting both facts and evidence would be required.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called for Mayorkas to resign once again and further noted that once the Republicans gain control of the House in January, they would have him investigated and potentially impeached.
The GOP has repeatedly criticized the way that Mayorkas has been running the DHS. They have also noted that Mayorkas has previously stated that the situation at the border is completely under control despite the increasingly higher border crossing numbers.
Republicans have also added that with the end of the “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy, the number of border crossings would also likely increase as migrants would no longer be forced to wait in Mexico until a verdict on their asylum claims was given.
McCaul on Sunday also said that the DHS under the Biden administration is in part “complicit” with human trafficking.