Republican Texas Rep. Pat Fallon filed articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Fox News reported.
Fallon introduced the articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in the House on Monday for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” known as House Resolution 8.
“Since day one, Secretary Mayorkas’ policies have undermined law enforcement activities at our southern border,” Fallon said in a statement to Fox News last week. “From perjuring himself before Congress about maintaining operational control of the border to the infamous ‘whip-gate’ slander against our border patrol agents, Secretary Mayorkas has proven time and time again that he is unfit to lead the Department of Homeland Security.”
“His willful actions have eroded our immigration system, undermined border patrol morale, and jeopardized American national security. He has violated the law and it is time for him to go,” Fallon added.
The files have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
Fallon promised to deliver the impeachment articles last week before the 118th Congress was officially sworn in.