UPDATED 2:27 PM PT – Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) filed articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the worsening crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Arizona lawmaker made the announcement on Tuesday.
Biggs argued Mayorkas failed to uphold his oath of office and recklessly abandoned border security. He added the DHS secretary also undermined the enforcement of immigration law and his impeachment has been long overdue.
I just filed articles of impeachment against Secretary Mayorkas.
His impeachment is well overdue and critical for the security of our nation.
Read full resolution below: https://t.co/GaAz5n2ujx
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) August 10, 2021
At least one million illegal aliens have breached the U.S. border this year so far. Many were reportedly infected with COVID-19.
Biggs went on to stress Mayorkas subjected Americans to unnecessary risk and must be removed.