Monday, June 24, 2024

Mayorkas Brushes Off Impeachment, Says He’s Worried About Climate

'I am focused on the increasing severity and frequency of extreme weather events...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas dismissed speculation of a Republican-led impeachment amid swirling controversy over the southern border chaos, claiming he is focused on accomplishing President Joe Biden’s agenda.

“[Rep. Mark Green] has indicated he wants to impeach you for the way that you’ve handled the border crisis. Are you worried that that process is going to start and how will you react?” Bash, the host of State of the Union, asked Mayorkas Sunday.

“Dana, I am focused on the work in front of us,” Mayorkas said, also adding he is worried about foreign threats.

“Meeting the challenge not only with respect to the southern border but meeting the challenge of cyber, the cyber threat from cyber criminals and adverse foreign nations states.”

Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., is leading the impeachment calls against the DHS chief.

Green has slammed the embattled DHS secretary over mishandling the southern border chaos through open-border policies. 

But Mayorkas said he is worried about climate change to think about the Republican concern on border security. “I am focused on the increasing severity and frequency of extreme weather events,” Mayorkas told Bash. 

China and Russia are also among Mayorkas concerns, he claimed. 

“I am focused on the adverse actions of the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Iran, Russia. I am focused on the work of the Department of Homeland Security. I will continue to focus on that work throughout my tenure,” the secretary concluded.

Green is planning on pushing impeachment through a “five phase plan” according to an interview with the Daily Mail.

“‘We’ll go phase by phase to look at things like laws that had been violated and ignored – you know, the human cost of the border crisis, the financial cost of the border crisis,” Green said.  

“We’re just going to put it all together and if it looks like it warrants an impeachment, we’ll hand it off to Jim Jordan,” Green continued.

As the border controversy surrounding Mayorkas continues to unfold amid the ending of Title 42, the COVID-19 policy that permitted the swift removal of undocumented immigrants, it remains to be seen whether the Republican-led impeachment will impact the Biden administration, which often dismisses GOP concerns.

According to the Center Square, Several southern Texas counties issued disaster declarations as Title 42 came to a close on May 11. The emergency declarations were made after thousands of illegal immigrants flooded the Rio Grand Valley.

On Wednesday, an immigrant minor died while on the Biden administration’s custody, marking yet another shadow over the Biden’s open border policies.

Watch the full CNN Sunday interview below:

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