Mayorkas Refuses To Bear Responsibility For Border Crisis

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied any responsibility for the worsening illegal immigration crisis at the southern border. Despite the crisis being as a result of the Biden administration’s open border policies, Mayorkas said that he or President Joe Biden are not responsible for it during a Sunday interview with NBC News.

After calling the allegations that he “willfully” failed to enforce immigration laws “baseless,” anchor Kristen Welker asked him about efforts to kick him out of his position.

“You yourself have said that more than 85% of migrants caught crossing the border illegally are being released into the U.S. as they await their court dates. Why do you deserve to keep your job, Mr. Secretary?” she asked.

Mayorkas failed to provide an answer to the question. Instead, he put the blame on Congress. After that, Welker asked if he bears any responsibility for the crisis at the border, the DHS secretary tried to deny that there was an actual “crisis” at the border.

He later admitted that it “certainly is a crisis,” adding that “we don’t bear responsibility for a broken system, and we’re doing a tremendous amount within that broken system. But, fundamentally, fundamentally, Congress is the only one who can fix that.”

At another point during the interview, Mayorkas took aim at a report by Special Counsel Robert Hur that suggested that Biden’s mental health is on a decline. Mayorkas insisted the president is “sharp,” saying, “The most difficult part about a meeting with President Biden is preparing for it because he is sharp, intensely probing and detail-oriented and focused.”

Mayorkas also made it clear that he and other members of the Cabinet are not considering invoking the 25th Amendment which would make it possible for the Cabinet to remove and replace Biden.

“Not at all,” he said. “I don’t engage in politics. I’m responsible for governing and following the president’s agenda, which I scrupulously do.”