Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is facing backlash for assuring Americans that the southern border is “secure” amid record migrant encounters.
Several Republican lawmakers and former federal officials have said Mayorkas is peddling a lie as the border experiences large influxes of illegal migrants.
“This is one of the biggest lies of the Biden Administration,” Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
“Secretary Mayorkas had the nerve to claim the border ‘is secure’ last night, while last month saw a historic 207,416 migrant encounters and 6 individuals on the terrorist watchlist,” Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn said Wednesday.
Republican New York Rep. Claudia Tenney went so far as calling for Mayorkas to “resign or be impeached.”
Co-chair of the House Border Security Caucus Brian Babin pledged to hold Mayorkas accountable for his “lies, obfuscation and deceit” when Republicans take back the majority in Congress.