U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Hunstville) is joining South Alabama U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) by supporting a privileged resolution put forth by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) calling for the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his failure to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
Strong in his statement slammed Mayorkas for denying that the United States is facing the worst border crisis in history, a claim that is supported by data from Border Patrol.
I support the impeachment resolution against Secretary Mayorkas. My full statement is below. pic.twitter.com/ZC2NvzDJWx— Dale W. Strong (@RepDaleStrong) November 13, 2023
In a post on X, Strong stated, “Joining impeachment articles against Secretary Mayorkas was one of my first official actions as a Member of Congress. I am glad to see an impeachment resolution come to the floor this week.”
"Over and over again, Sec. Mayorkas has denied that our nation is facing the worst border crisis we have ever seen but also that the Biden Administration's policies are directly putting millions of Americans at risk," he added.
In fiscal year 2023, encounters reached 2.48 million, which is the most encounters ever recorded in a single year. Border agents also seized 27,023 pounds of fentanyl – a 464% increase from 2020.
Strong wrote, "Fentanyl is pouring into our country and cartels exploit every weak point they can in our southern border. Terrorists and America's adversaries know just how open our southern border is, yet Secretary Mayorkas refuses to recognize the crisis his policies have created. I believe the Secretary is refusing to uphold his oath to defend our nation and therefore he must go."
The U.S. House has scheduled a vote for Monday, 5:30 p.m. CT to vote on a Democrat-backed motion that would table the privileged resolution.
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