Republicans vote to advance articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Early on Wednesday, January 31, 2023 after a long session beginning Tuesday, the House Committee on Homeland Security, led by Chairman Mark Green, voted favorably to advance the articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas out of committee. 

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is accused by Republicans of “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” as well as “breach of public trust.”

“The facts are indisputable—for three years, Secretary Mayorkas has willfully and systemically refused to comply with the laws enacted by Congress, and he has breached the public trust. His actions created this unprecedented crisis, turning every state into a border state.

“As a result, thousands of Americans have lost their lives and our nation is experiencing a historic national security, public safety, and humanitarian catastrophe. Make no mistake, Secretary Mayorkas’ lawlessness is exactly what the Framers of our Constitution designed impeachment to remedy. The historical record makes it clear—Congress holds impeachment power to hold accountable public officials who refuse to do their duty, and to deal with grave harms to our political order. 

“I am proud of the Committee for advancing these historic articles. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the right thing, put aside the politics, and agree that before we can fix Secretary Mayorkas’ mess, Congress must finally hold this man accountable.”

-- Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R‑TN)

House panel advances Mayorkas impeachment  | The Hill

House Republicans vote to advance effort to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas - ABC7 Los Angeles

Chairman Green Leads Passage in the Homeland Security Committee of Impeachment Articles Against Mayorkas | Press Releases | Congressman Mark Green -

Articles: Amendemnt in the Nature of a Substitute to H. Res. 863 Offered by Mr. Green of Tennessee - [PDF]