(TheRedWire.com) – Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has disclosed his lack of knowledge of President Biden’s decision to label the border situation as a “crisis,” as per recent news reports. The Washington Post reported that Mayorkas was not surprised by Biden’s choice of words to describe the situation, even though he was not previously informed.
In recent statements, President Biden announced intentions to “shut down the border,” acknowledging the situation as a “crisis.” Mayorkas, however, emphasized his focus on actionable measures over the terminology used. He stressed the seriousness of the challenge at hand and his dedication to addressing it daily.
President Biden, in a late January press release, stated his readiness to utilize his presidential authority to close the border, contingent upon the enactment of a border security bill. He described the potential legislation as a significant stride towards strengthening border security, promising to invoke his emergency powers to shut down the border immediately upon signing the bill.
Biden’s rhetoric and proposed actions have stirred discussions and differing opinions among political figures, including Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, who expressed her discontent with Biden’s choice of words, emphasizing her support for the President despite their disagreements.
The Washington Post’s report also highlighted Mayorkas’ reticence on the topic of serving a second term under Biden if re-elected. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives’ rules committee has moved forward with impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas, setting the stage for a potential House vote on the impeachment articles. Mayorkas is accused of failing to adhere to federal immigration laws and breaching public trust, with the House’s decision expected imminently, given the Republican majority’s narrow margin.
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