Lawmakers and activists reject Republican attack on DHS chief

Lawmakers and activists reject Republican attack on DHS chief

Two Democratic legislators and a group of activists today repudiated the intention of the Republican Party to force the resignation or initiate a political trial against the Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

“We strongly condemn the statement by (Republican) Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calling for Mayorkas to resign,” said a statement from Rosa de Lauro, a Connecticut Democrat and chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

The secretary “has steadfastly steered the department through significant challenges over the past two years, including the flow of migrants at the southwest border,” added the statement also signed by Lucille Roybal Allard, a California Democrat and chair of the subcommittee on Homeland Security assignments.

Republican McCarthy, during a visit to the southern border of the United States, accused the government of President Joe Biden of tolerating the entry of undocumented migrants, and called for Mayorkas’s resignation.

If the official does not resign, McCarthy added, the Republicans will manage a political trial when, from January, they become a majority in the US House of Representatives.

For her part, the executive director of America’s Voice, Vanessa Cárdenas, said in a statement that “the greatest domestic threat” to national security in the United States is the rise of white nationalist extremism.

“It is alarming that Kevin McCarthy and his henchmen have decided to investigate and try to remove the person responsible for the security of the country who is precisely fighting this growing threat,” added Cárdenas.

DeLauro and Roybal asserted that Mayorkas “has aggressively led the effort to combat cross-border smuggling operations and to enhance security by deploying advanced technologies and supporting personnel.”

“It is unfortunate that for decades Republican filibuster has prevented the opening of legal pathways for migrants to come to the United States to fill jobs that American workers are unable to fill,” she added to her statement.

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