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DHS Secretary Mayorkas In The Crosshairs For Ted Cruz

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas found himself under the spotlight of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as part of a recent Tuesday hearing over the ongoing crisis from the Biden administration surrounding the U.S. southern border.

Cruz laid into Mayorkas in the wake of finally forcing the man to admit that the U.S. experienced its lowest number of encounters along the southern border back in 2020.

“Let’s look at CBP encounters … it drops to the lowest level. Then boom, what happens? You show up!” exclaimed the Senator. “And that red line is you! That red line is Joe Biden! And you’re claiming nothing happened, oh gosh, this was here before us. No! You made the decision to allow this!”

Cruz also forced Mayorkas to finally admit that he had absolutely zero idea just how many migrants have died attempting to sneak across the southern border since 2022.

“Of course you don’t! I know how many died, 853!” exclaimed Cruz. “You go back to 1998, you see it’s consistently between 300 to 400… Suddenly 2021. What happens? You get in office!”

Cruz went on to seemingly enrage Mayorkas in the wake of demanding that Mayorkas fully resign from his role due to just how poorly he and the Biden administration were dealing with the crisis as a whole.

“Mr. Secretary, I want to say to you right now, your behavior is disgraceful. And the deaths, the children assaulted, the children raped, they are at your feet,” expressed Cruz. “And if you had integrity, you would resign.”

“The men and women of the Border Patrol, they’ve never had a political leader undermine them,” Cruz went on. “They despise you, Mr. Secretary, because you’re willing to let children be raped to follow political orders. This is a crisis. It’s a disgrace. And you won’t even admit this human tragedy as it is crisis.”

Mayorkas fired back at the senator by stating that he would not even try to “address” the remarks from Cruz because he thought they were “revolting.”

“Your refusal to do your job is revolting!” shot back Cruz.

Another talking point from the hearing was how Mayorkas repeatedly dodged questions from Cruz about whether there was a crisis along the southern border.

“1 word. 1 syllable. 3 letters,” Cruz. “That’s how someone answers a question & does their job. You’re being a politician misleading the American people.”


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