Republicans at a congressional hearing on Tuesday slammed U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and called for his resignation over record numbers of migrants crossing the southern border.
“Have you had a conversation with anyone in the administration about stepping down from your current role?" Rep. Jake LaTurner (R-KS) asked.
“I have not,” Mayorkas replied.
“I hope for the sake of the safety of the American people, that that conversation happens very soon,” LaTurner followed.
U.S. authorities made a record 2.2 million migrant arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2022, which ended on Sept. 30.
“Mr. Secretary, you clearly don't understand the problem,” LaTurner said during the hearing.
Mayorkas claimed he believes the border is secure - despite the migrant arrests, the estimated 600,000 got a ways, and the amount of fentanyl crossing the southwestern border.
That’s clearly what success looks like under the Biden administration.
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