DC is SHOOK.
In America, in the highest offices in the land, there needs to be accountability. This is, after all, public service, and they work for us.
And so, as the Biden administration continues to abjectly fail in their duty to keep the borders of this nation safe, a cadre of House Republicans are now looking to hold feet to the fire.
It begins with impeachment.
Twenty Republicans on Tuesday demanded that the House move to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in the next Congress, another sign that border issues will play a major part of the Republican oversight agenda next year.
The lawmakers, led by GOP Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, accused Mayorkas of not taking seriously the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Secretary Mayorkas has released more than 1 million illegal aliens into the country,” said Biggs. “Most of these released illegal aliens will never be heard from again.”
The GOP will have an uphill battle, however.
To impeach a federal official, the House must first pass a resolution presenting its case for whatever crime or misconduct was committed that requires removal from office, which can pass with a simple majority vote. After the House vote, the Senate sits in trial and the chief justice of the Supreme Court presides.
The Senate then votes whether to convict or acquit the individual. Two-thirds of the Senate, 67 votes if all are present, is needed to convict. Democrats will hold 51 seats in the Senate next year, making it impossible to convict Mayorkas or anyone else without help from 18 Democrats.
The border crisis has been spiraling out of control in recent weeks, with footage of a recent mass-crossing putting an exclamation point on the issue just days ago.