A growing number of Americans are clearly disillusioned with the Biden administration for various reasons as the president’s approval rating trends downward in recent polls.
Now, one Republican lawmaker is calling for President Joe Biden’s impeachment and removal from office over his immigration and border policies.
U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has also included Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in his recent call for impeachment.
The Texas Republican began his effort with a series of tweets on Tuesday in which he outlined some of the startling statistics related to illegal immigration.
According to the U.S. Border Patrol report last month, there were at least 205,029 “encounters” and 37,400 known “got aways” along the southern border, bringing the running total to more than 1.2 million for the current fiscal year.
THREAD: PRELIMINARY JULY BORDER NUMBERS
(USBP only, subject to increase)
Total encounters: 205,029
Total known gotaways: 37,400
1.3 million for FY 21 so far
Largest monthly encounter number since 2000. Total is bigger than every full-year total since FY21
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) August 2, 2021
Roy went on to break down the numbers by sector, noting that border agents seized more than 8,500 pounds of fentanyl so far this year — an increase of 234% over last year and enough to kill every American citizen at least five times over.
“It’s time to impeach”
He further asserted that Mexican drug cartels have used and abused children in an effort to bypass the U.S. asylum system, thereby bringing in millions of dollars through illicit human trafficking schemes.
According to the congressman, largely untested and unvaccinated migrants being allowed into the U.S. with little or no oversight has only exacerbated the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
“It’s time to draw a line in the sand, for the sake of our country, our communities, our kids, and those who seek to come here,” he wrote. “It’s time to impeach [Mayorkas] for failing to uphold immigration law, enforce Title 42, and secure our border.”
Roy subsequently called for Biden’s impeachment, latching onto conservative pundit Jesse Kelly’s tweet that called the president’s border policy as “more impeachable than Watergate.”
The lawmaker provided further remarks to the Daily Wire, explaining: “Over the past several months, President Biden and Sec. Mayorkas have blatantly and consistently refused to do their constitutional duty to take care that the immigration laws be faithfully executed, as required by Article II, endangering countless American and foreign lives in the process.”