Rep. Andy Biggs files articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Mayorkas “started immediately emasculating the very, very strong policies of the previous (Trump) administration,” Biggs said.|| Official Photo

ByTara Kavaler || The Arizona Republic

 Rep. Andy Biggs filed a new resolution Wednesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”  

Biggs, R-Ariz., was joined at a Capitol Hill news conference by about 15 fellow House members, including co-sponsors Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz.

This is not the first time that Biggs has introduced articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. He became the first House member to do so in August 2021, arguing that the way the secretary has handled the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border amounts to a “dereliction of duty.” This time, Republicans are in control of the House of Representatives.

Mayorkas deserves to be removed from office because he’s “a public official who’s abused and violated the public trust and constitutes a danger that we can’t wait till the next election to remove,” Biggs said Wednesday.

Mayorkas “started immediately emasculating the very, very strong policies of the previous (Trump) administration,” Biggs said.

Biggs listed as examples Mayorkas’ opposition to continue building the border fence, which had been a priority of former President Donald Trump, and opposition to keeping the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. Biggs also criticized Mayorkas for slowing down Title 42, a pandemic-era border health rule that allows the government to quickly deport people here illegally because of the COVID-19 health emergency.

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