Republican Senator Rick Scott is calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after he lied to members of Congress about the security at the US southern border. He followed two senior officials from Mayorkas’ department who said that the man should either be fired or step down.
“He has to resign. He came and lied to us. He said the border was secure. He lied,” Scott, R-Fla., told The Daily Signal Wednesday after a Senate Republican briefing with border security experts.
Earlier this year Mayorkas claimed the US border is ‘closed’. Mayorkas then repeated it before congress in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
“He has data. He didn’t give it to us,” Scott said, adding, “He told me when I interviewed him before he took the job he would enforce the law. He’s not enforcing the law. He told me he would be transparent and give me the information I asked for. He doesn’t.”
Scott asked for a show of hands of how many people believed that Mayorkas liked. For the record, 6 of the 8 officials raised their hands.
Scott said, “He has to resign.”
Again and again @SecMayorkas has lied to the American people.
He’s lied about the border being secure. He’s lied about the crisis the Biden admin has clearly caused. He won’t take responsibility or fix it. Enough is enough. Mayorkas must resign NOW. (1/2) 🧵 pic.twitter.com/zMEfzE2g89
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) October 20, 2021
Mayorkas has repeatedly declared that the borders are secure, while thousands cross the border illegally. He lied and said that the massive uptick in immigration is not a crisis and stuck to his claims until after Biden shut down the border wall project.
Those aren’t his only lies. Mayorkas also said “We do not agree with the building of the wall. The law provides that individuals can make a claim for humanitarian relief. That is actually one of our proudest traditions.”—The walls are only intended to prevent individuals from crossing illegally.
He also said, “I wouldn’t call it a flood,” as 15,000 Haitians literally squatted under a bridge at the border.
The US cannot afford to keep liars in positions of power. There are too many there now.