Senator Marshall Calls for DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ Impeachment Trial on the Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. spoke on the Senate Floor regarding the crisis at our southern border as the Articles of Impeachment for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas were delivered to the Senate today from the U.S. House.

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Highlights from Senator Marshall’s remarks include:

“Mr. President, on February 2, 2021, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas took an oath that all of us in the chamber have taken, an oath that many of us have taken that have served in the military – an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. And here we are three years later in the worst border crisis our nation’s ever seen. I rise today because we find ourselves at a critical moment in our nation’s history, a moment when the integrity of this very chamber and its leadership is being tested.”

“A time when we will see if our colleagues across the aisle are willing to do the right thing and hold Alejandro Mayorkas accountable for his dereliction of duty that has left our country a shell of what she once was. Now, with over 11 million border crossings, including two million unvetted gotaways now living here on the United States soil, and amongst those are an unknown number of terrorists, violence gang members and drug cartels. Mayorkas has broken his oath resulting in this dangerous and deadly invasion of our country.”

“In the past three years alone, we’ve had nearly 2 million known ‘gotaways’ successfully evade capture and enter our country, a number that includes hundreds of violent gang members and terrorists. And to put that into perspective… over 800 ‘gotaways’ will illegally cross into this country [today]. Yesterday, over 800 unvetted gotaways escaped into our country, and tomorrow 800 more unvetted aliens will end up here on the United States soil living in communities around the country.”

“And let us not forget the abuse and weaponization of parole and asylum. Secretary Mayorkas illegally admitted nearly 800,000 aliens per year, 800,000 under this parole, compared to just 5,000 per year under President Obama or President Trump. 800,000 versus 5,000 a year. There is no question that the situation at our borders is dire. And the responsibility of the crisis lies squarely at the feet of those who will fail to address it. Instead of fulfilling his obligation to the American people Secretary Mayorkas has unraveled our national security, unleashed our border into chaos and launched an unmitigated disaster and culture of lawlessness that has left Lady Liberty vulnerable to exploitation. His actions or lack thereof his actions have endangered the safety of every American and there must be consequences.”

“Enough is enough. Americans deserve better. We are here today because we take our oath seriously. The House managers delivered the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate chambers today. I hope our colleagues across the aisle, who also took an oath to protect and defend our great nation, will do the right thing. Let’s bring this to a trial. Let’s debate his record and for the sake of America’s safety and security, let’s impeach Alejandro Mayorkas. Taking this decisive action will send a clear message to this administration that they’ll be held accountable for orchestrating this deadly invasion.”