According to Axios, many Republican leaders are keen for this opportunity as the Republican Study Committee prepares to present their case.
However, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has stated that he “wants to make the case before we go for the jugular.”
“Secretary Mayorkas turned a secure border into a lawless horror show in a matter of months,” Chairman of the Republican Study Committee Jim Banks told the Daily Caller.
“In 2021, fentanyl smuggling doubled, overdose deaths hit a record high, illegal crossings skyrocketed and deportations plummeted,” Banks said. “He opened the border intentionally, and he violated federal law and his oath of office. House Republicans must hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable for his lawbreaking.”
Banks did not make any comments on the reports that he is working towards Mayorkas’ impeachment.
Banks and Brian Babin, co-chair of the House Border Security Caucus sent a letter to Mayorkas asking that he explain his stances on particular immigration policies and provide an outline of his plan to secure the southern border.
Thank you to @RepJimBanks and @RepBrianBabin for continuing to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable for the crisis at our southern border. He’s clearly not fit to handle this situation. https://t.co/q4UXsFsQIw
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) April 25, 2022
The letter was signed by over 100 Republican lawmakers.
“Ultimately, you have a constitutional obligation to use all means available to protect our nation’s borders. Current law requires you to maintain operational control of the southern border and detain illegal aliens,” the letter stated.
“You continue to fail to do so. This raises significant questions about your commitment to securing our Homeland and the oath you took when taking office.”
Neither the DHS or Mayorkas have publicly responded to the letter.