Abbott wants Mayorkas out.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke with Fox News Digital prior to his inauguration on Tuesday to throw his support by efforts by GOP House members to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
“The facts are that Secretary Mayorkas has repeatedly told the public that the border is secure and that the border is not open,” Abbott said in a national exclusive interview with Fox News Digital ahead of his inauguration Tuesday for a third four-year term steering the Lone Star State.
“He testified under oath to those two statements in front of the United States Congress, and despite what he is saying, the reality is under Secretary Mayorkas we have the largest number of people coming across the border illegally than ever in the history of the United States of America,” the governor said.
And Abbott argued that Mayorkas “should be prosecuted for impeachment for lying to Congress and lying to Americans or because he’s incompetent at doing his job.”
Fellow Texas legislator Rep. Pat Fallon filed articles of impeachment against Mayorkas last week.
From Fox News:
The current crisis at the nation’s southern border started building during the first couple of months of the Biden presidency, nearly two years ago, and Abbott has long been critical of the president’s handling of the issue.
As Biden earlier this month made his first visit to the border as president, Abbott was waiting for him on the tarmac at the airport in El Paso, Texas. The governor handed the president a letter in which he charged, “Your visit to our southern border with Mexico today is $20 billion too little and two years too late.”
Abbott, who also argued in his letter that the “chaos” at the border was the president’s fault for failing to enforce federal immigration laws, has spent more than $4 billion to secure Texas’ 1,254 miles of border with Mexico.
More over at Fox News:
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