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Secretary Mayorkas Finally Admits That The Border Is A Problem

Over the past three years, despite multiple cities declaring states of emergency, the Biden administration has refused to acknowledge that illegal immigration has become a crisis on the southern border. 

Last December, for example, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas claimed that measures to secure the border went against the values of liberalism. 

With polls showing Biden losing because of immigration; however, it appears that the White House has stopped listening to MSNBC and has become willing to admit its failures. 

The Washington Examiner noted that today, after three years and over seven million crossing into the United States illegally, Secretary Mayorkas has finally admitted that there’s a crisis occurring on the southern border. 

“Mr. Secretary, you dance around calling the crisis at our southern border not only a humanitarian crisis but a crisis,” Hinson said during a House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday. “If you do not see it as that, why are you deploying our federal air marshals or FAMS to the southern border?”

“Congresswoman, I do understand the challenges at the border. I certainly don’t dance around them, as a matter of fact,” Mayorkas said.

“Would you call it at a crisis at the southern border?” Hinson interrupted.

“Yes, I would,” Mayorkas said. “And as a matter of fact, I work every single day with the men and women in the Department of Homeland Security to only strengthen the security of our southern border, as well as the northern border.”

The Secretary of Homeland Security’s testimony comes as he faces an impeachment in the Senate. In February, House Republicans passed articles of impeachment to remove Mayorkas for his failures to follow the law and secure the border. 

Mayorkas had previously threatened members of Congress over impeachment, saying, “You’re not gonna like who comes next.” 

The Associated Press wrote that “the House Homeland Security Committee has been holding hearings over roughly the last year where Republicans have repeatedly lambasted Mayorkas. Witnesses have included an Arizona sheriff, families who have lost loved ones to the fentanyl crisis, experts on constitutional law, and former Homeland Security officials who served under former President Donald Trump. 

U.S. House Republicans say the secretary is violating immigration laws by not detaining enough migrants and by implementing a humanitarian parole program that they say bypasses Congress to allow people into the country who wouldn’t otherwise qualify to enter. And they allege that he’s lied to Congress when he has said things like the border is secure. All of this together, they argue, has created a prolonged crisis that is having repercussions across the country, is squarely the secretary’s fault and warrants impeachment. However, the three House Republicans who voted against impeachment argued that the charges didn’t meet that bar.”

Despite a delay in sending the articles to the Senate, the upper chamber will soon have to consider how to hold its trial of Mayorkas, which could put many Democrats in tough reelection fights in a bind. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has stated that the 51-49 seat liberal majority will vote in unison to table to proceedings rather than hold an kind of real trial. 

Red State Democrats, however, might have different plans.  

“Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and other vulnerable Senate Democrats are facing strong political blowback on a vote that will now happen next week to dismiss impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The tactics appear to be taking a toll: Tester said Tuesday that he needs to carefully review the charges against Mayorkas, breaking with other Democrats who are dismissing them outright as a political stunt.

“I’ve got to review my memory to see what the House did. Now, if the House didn’t do something politically, which would be kind of a shock to me, then we’ve got to look at it seriously,” Tester said.

Other Democrats in Republican-leaning or swing states are hedging their answers or not saying how they’ll vote, including Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.),” according to The Hill.

Republicans have threatened to grind the Senate to a stop if Schumer tries to sidestep his constitutional duties. 

“Six sources told Fox News Digital that roughly a dozen GOP senators have been planning for more than a week to obstruct legislative proceedings and regular business in the Senate if, at a minimum, points of order are not agreed to in the impeachment trial of Mayorkas when the House impeachment managers deliver the articles to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. 

‘The Senate runs on unanimous consent,’ a Senate Republican aide familiar with the talks told Fox News Digital. ‘Any one senator can do that.’

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., decided to wait until next week to deliver the articles to the Senate after facing pressure from GOP senators who did not want the impeachment trial to take place ahead of a weekend when most of the body would be preparing to fly back to their states. 

But, the source noted, if Schumer and the Democrats seek to table the impeachment trial next week, there would be nothing stopping Republican senators from objecting to basic procedural measures.” 

This article originally appeared on New Conservative Post. Used with Permission.

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