GOP Outlines Articles for Mayorkas Impeachment

In an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) revealed his committee’s plan to begin the impeachment process against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in January.

Green explained that the committee will hold several hearings in January and then vote on articles of impeachment that have already been drafted. This comes after months of deliberation and investigation by the committee, which has been trying to balance the desires of some GOP members who want to move quickly with calls for due process from others.

“We’re going to have about three or four hearings in January, and then we’re going to mark up the impeachment articles that have been written,” Green told host Maria Bartiromo.

The committee’s investigation into Mayorkas’ handling of the border crisis has been ongoing since June. In December, eight Republicans joined with all Democrats to refer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) impeachment resolution to the committee. The resolution accuses Mayorkas of “high crimes and misdemeanors” for his failure to maintain border security.

According to Green, the decision by Democrats to refer the resolution to his committee instead of voting to kill it shows that there is support for the impeachment process within Congress. “So it gives our committee the authority to do just that,” Green said.

The move to impeach Mayorkas has been met with criticism from Democrats, who have called it a “political stunt.” They have also defended Mayorkas and his handling of the border crisis. The Department of Homeland Security released a statement deriding the impeachment efforts as “reckless” and accusing Republicans of playing political games.

However, Green remains steadfast in his belief that Mayorkas must be held accountable for his actions. “He’s derelict in his duty. He’s broken the laws of the United States that have passed Congress. He’s lied to Congress,” Green said of the Homeland Security Secretary.

Green also acknowledged that some Republican colleagues are eager to move forward with impeachment immediately, but he stressed the importance of following proper procedures and giving Mayorkas a fair hearing.