Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for his “legislative thuggery” after McCarthy called for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to hand in his resignation.
McCarthy, a California Republican, said during a press conference in El Paso, Texas that Mayorkas should resign before the GOP lawmakers investigate and impeach him over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP will be gaining control of the House in January, which would give them the power to impeach Mayorkas after they build a case against him.
Kirschner has said that McCarthy’s threats of impeachment fall more in line with political bullying. In a tweet on Friday, he said, “Kevin McCarthy’s latest legislative thuggery: tells DHS Secretary Mayorkas ‘resign or be impeached.’” This was followed by a video of McCarthy’s remarks.
McCarthy has been calling for Mayorkas to resign over the Biden administration’s decision to let the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy expire. Republicans believe this will lead to an even further increase in the number of border crossings.
On Tuesday, McCarthy said that Mayorkas’ “dereliction of duty” is what has led to the biggest wave of illegal immigrants crossing the border in U.S. history. He added that if Mayorkas does not resign then House Republicans will take it upon themselves to investigate every single order, action, and action in order to build a case against him.