Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that he has no plans to leave his position even as Republicans on Capitol Hill push for his ouster.
Speaking on Sunday, Mayorkas addressed the pressure his critics are putting on him over the crisis at the southern border. He told CNN’s Chris Wallace that he takes calls for his impeachment “seriously” and doesn’t “dismiss it by any measure.” He nonetheless said he considers the situation a disagreement over policy.
“They will not force me out,” he said of the impeachment push at another point in the interview.
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Reps. Andy Biggs (R‑AZ) and Pat Fallon (R‑TX) introduced articles of impeachment against Mayorkas last month. The congressmen contend that Mayorkas is not enforcing federal immigration laws. Biggs argued that Mayorkas has “violated his oath of office, wreaking havoc on this country, and he must be impeached.”