Top House GOP Calls On DHS Security Chief to Resign

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    The Facts

    • On Tuesday, top GOP in the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, called on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to step down, saying that the House would open an investigation that could lead to his impeachment when Republicans take the majority.

    • McCarthy, who hopes to become the new House speaker in January, cited concern over Mayorkas' management at the southern US-Mexico border — a sentiment echoed by the GOP.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Secretary Mayorkas is doing his job and shouldn't be pressured to resign. He does what he can to enforce US laws, secure the border, and build a safe and orderly immigration system. McCarthy’s empty threat is nothing more than a cheap political ploy to win favor on his road to speakership.

    Republican narrative

    Mayorkas has failed the American people and is responsible for the largest-known wave of illegal immigration in US history. It's high time he is held accountable, and McCarthy is the ideal candidate to do this.

    Political split



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