GOP doubles down on impeachment push even as border numbers plummet

Stef W. Kight
Date of Publication: 
July, 2023
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New government data shows illegal border crossings plummeted to the lowest levels in over two years — another piece of good news for President Biden on one of his toughest issues.

Why it matters: Despite the trend, House Republicans are slamming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for "dereliction of duty" at the border in a 111-page report released Wednesday — teeing-up a long-anticipated impeachment inquiry.

The exhaustive "phase 1" investigation report describes Mayorkas as "the chief architect of the illegal immigration crisis that Americans have suffered through since January 2021."

It's another sign of how important the border issue has become for Republicans, even as the chaos in border states has waned.

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Kight, S. (2023, July). GOP doubles down on impeachment push even as border numbers plummet. Axios.