House Republicans are increasing their efforts to have Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas impeached. This could potentially also increase the pressure faced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
The calls for Mayorkas to be impeached come at a time when McCarthy is scrambling trying to find the necessary support in order to win the January elections in order to become the Speaker. Currently, a handful of GOP members have already expressed that they would not support McCarthy in his efforts.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R- Ariz.) noted that now that they have won the House majority, he expects to see the party “pursue impeachment next Congress.” Biggs originally introduced articles of impeachment against Mayorkas a year ago.
Biggs added that Mayorkas had “committed high crimes and misdemeanors.”
While McCarthy has also been critical of Mayorkas he has not yet committed to trying to have any Biden officials impeached. He has also noted that he would not turn impeachment into a political exercise.
This stance is not one that Biggs supports, especially as his resolution has 32 GOP co-sponsors who would like to see Mayorkas face impeachment.
Following his victory in securing the House GOP nomination for Speaker against Biggs, McCarthy traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border. There he remarked that Mayorkas should either resign or risk having to face a GOP investigation and even possible impeachment.