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April 17, 2024

WATCH // Forbes Breaking News: “Eli Crane Absolutely Scorches Alejandro Mayorkas When DHS Sec Testifies”

“It seems as if you’re working for our enemies, and that’s exactly what the American people see.”

Yesterday, the House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing with now-impeached DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to evaluate the Department of Homeland Security’s FY2025 budget request and the priorities it reflects.

Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) pushed Secretary Mayorkas to defend his shameful record as the head of the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorkas has facilitated an invasion of our country, overseeing historic illegal crossings by criminal aliens and record-level infiltration attempts by terror watchlist members.

WATCH HERE // Forbes Breaking News: “Eli Crane Absolutely Scorches Alejandro Mayorkas When DHS Sec Testifies”

Key Highlights:

Rep. Eli Crane: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. You know, it’s interesting because I hear my colleagues on the other side of the aisle consistently talk about how we can’t agree on anythingover here on the Republican side of the aisle. You know, and there’s some truth to that. There has been, you know, definitely some debates, some arguments within our own party. But one thing that we can agree upon is that you’re doing a horrible job, sir, and that you needed to be impeached. That’s pretty wild seeing as how we’ve been able to agree upon very few things and with the margin that we have. But we could all come together, look at the data, hear the stories back in the district, listen to the family members that have been destroyed because of your complete dereliction of duty, and we all agree that you needed to be impeached. 

Rep. Eli Crane: […] Do you know what the Invasion Clause says, sir? The federal government will protect and defend each state from invasion. Ok. Since you don’t seem to be getting it, I had our staff here bring up this graph here. This is you. This is the last administration. Again, you, last administration. That looks like an invasion on a graph. We’ve heard from the people that have sat here and testified in these chambers about their family members being raped and murdered by people that weren’t supposed to be here, that your administration allowed to be here, and then didn’t keep track of, didn’t deport, didn’t detain. Tell me, sir, how you haven’t allowed an invasion into this country?

DHS Secretary Mayorkas: Congressman, I am incredibly proud to support the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security who enforce the laws of the United States every single day. Many of whom risked their lives to secure our-

Rep. Eli Crane: Yeah, Despite your horrific leadership, yes, they do. And I’m proud to know many of them as well. They are great people, but we all know what the morale is like in the border patrol right, and it’s horrible. I hear it from border patrol agents every day. Again, sir, my question is, how have you not violated your oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, specifically Article IV Section 4, which says that you as Homeland Security will protect each state from invasion.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas: I work every day quite proudly to advance the security of the border and support the men and women of the department of-

Rep. Eli Crane: You may be working every day, but […] It seems as if you’re working for our enemies, and that’s exactly what the American people see. That’s exactly why they supported us impeaching you, and that’s exactly why you had so many members of this Conference that is often divided come together to impeach you, sir. 

Rep. Eli Crane: Do you think our adversaries are stupid, sir?

DHS Secretary Mayorkas: Congressman, our adversaries vary in capability, and we address the defense of the United States and the interests of the United States accordingly.

Rep. Eli Crane: No, You’re not, Ok. You are not doing that. As a matter of fact, do you think it’s possible that maybe some of our adversaries, the most dangerous ones like the Chinese, the North Koreans, the Iranians, the Russians, etc., might employ unconventional warfare and send their soldiers because our border is wide open through the southern border without a uniform, without firearms, with instructions to wreak havoc in this country once they’re here, once you’ve allowed them to be here, do you think that’s possible, Secretary Mayorkas?

DHS Secretary Mayorkas: Congressman, over the last eleven months, we have removed or returned 630,000 people, more than any fiscal year since 2013.

Rep. Eli Crane: Well, you’re bragging about how much you’ve returned, but you don’t want to brag about how many you’ve let in, do you?