‘The border is OUT of control’: Republicans tear into Mayorkas after he said Biden administration has ‘effectively managed the crisis’ and urge him to RESIGN before GOP can impeach him if they retake the House

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DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisted during two budget hearings on Wednesday that the border crisis is being ‘effectively managed’

Republicans lambasted this classification, claiming that the situation at the southern border ‘out of control’

‘I’ve never seen the border more broken,’ Homeland Security panel Ranking Member Michael McCaul said at the budget hearing

‘It is not under operational control. It is out of control,’ insisted McCaul

Rep. Clay Higgins said at the hearing: ‘Anyone that has two brain cells that can perhaps bump into each other would know that it’s an abject failure down there’

Added: ‘Next year if we have a majority in this committee – which we shall – if you’re in office, you’ll face impeachment. ‘I ask you as a man, own this thing’

Mayorkas’ comments come despite a decades-high number of crossings and estimates that it could triple once Title 42 ends next month

Insisted the administration has been working toward strategies to deal with surges once Title 42 is no longer in effect

GOP states have filed to keep the COVID-driven system in place

The administration announced that it plans to end the policy on May 23

Republicans tore into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, claiming the southern border is ‘out of control’ and urging him to resign as they warn of impeachment if the GOP retakes the House in 2022. During two separate budget hearings before the House Appropriations DHS Subcommittee and House Homeland Security Committee, Mayorkas insisted that the situation at the southern border is being ‘effectively managed’ by the administration. This claim was immediately denounced by Republicans both during the hearings and on social media. Republican Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana told Mayorkas that he ‘feels that America needs you to own’ the failures at the southern border. ‘Anyone that has two brain cells that can perhaps bump into each other would know that it’s an abject failure down there,’ the Homeland Security committee lawmaker said to Mayorkas. ‘So if you would identify our border as effectively managed right now, how would you identify failure?’ he posed. ‘What would it be? Five million crossings in a year?’ ‘How would you identify failure if it’s not what you’ve delivered thus far? By God, man – own the moment.’ Higgins mentioned that both himself and other have called on Mayorkas to resign. ‘Next year if we have a majority in this committee – which we shall – if you’re in office, you’ll face impeachment,’ the congressman warned. ‘I ask you as a man, own this thing. Out of respect for you and the office, I ask you to reflect upon that.’

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