By Congressman Cliff Bentz,
Congressman Cliff Bentz (OR-02) issued the following statement on the impeachment inquiry into Secretary Mayorkas:
“There is no question that Secretary Mayorkas has failed to carry out his duties as cabinet secretary and has put the America people at serious and decades long risk. His implementation of the Biden border policies has resulted in the worst mass illegal migration into the United States that we have ever experienced. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I have twice had the opportunity to personally question Secretary Mayorkas regarding his failure to protect our country.
The bottom line is this, I actually want to impeach AND convict the guy, not just impeach. Last night’s resolution had not gone through the regular order committee process and thus gave a political out to the Senate.
I will continue to do all that I can to hold Secretary Mayorkas responsible for his absolute failure to protect the American People. I will support conducting the impeachment process in a manner that maximizes our opportunity have Mayorkas face trial in the Senate, and prevents the Democrats from arguing that we failed to follow the Constitution, failed to follow regular order, and failed to properly develop the facts.”