It can seem at times that certain top officials within President Joe Biden’s administration are unaware of what is occurring within the agencies and departments they ostensibly run, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is a prime example.
Now Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) is demanding that Mayorkas submit his resignation over his failures to secure the nation’s southern border and professed ignorance about the creation of an Orwellian “Disinformation Governance Board” inside DHS, Fox News reported.
Mayorkas has “got to go”
Attorney General Moody’s demand that Sec. Mayorkas resign came during a recent appearance on Fox News “America Reports” during which she referenced the worsening crisis at the southern border as well as the so-called disinformation board that bears all of the hallmarks of a propaganda wing of an authoritarian and censorious administration.
“They want someone to come in and push out information that is misleading and, in many times, as I proved, false,” Moody said of the disinformation board. “This secretary, under oath to Congress, said we have effectively managed the border; two million people have flooded in under his administration, more than the total population of 15 of our states.”
“That’s just since he’s been secretary,” she continued. “They have to do this, if you look at what’s happening under this administration, the American people understand the truth. They are incompetent and ill-purposed. That’s not what we need under the Department of Homeland Security.”
“This is a man supposed to be leading an agency to protect our homeland. Drug traffickers at the border have skyrocketed, sexual offenders, terror watch list skyrocketed,” Moody added. “This week a district court judge said under Mayorkas, under Biden, the southern border is nothing more than a speed bump. Americans are less safe under this administration and Mayorkas. He’s got to go.”
Previous call for Mayorkas’ resignation
This is not the first time that Florida AG Moody has called for Sec. Mayorkas to resign as head of DHS, though this time she had the controversial creation of the disinformation board to cite in addition to his failure to enforce existing laws and maintain security at the southern border.
“Secretary Mayorkas has failed to deliver on the core function of the agency he runs: ‘to secure the nation from the many threats we face,'” Moody said in a February statement.
“Through his refusal to enforce federal laws, including deporting criminals and maintaining order at the border, he has put America and our respective states on the verge of a national security crisis,” she added at the time. “The only individuals who are more secure because of our DHS secretary are the drug cartels and human smugglers. Secretary Mayorkas should admit his failure to achieve the basic mission of this agency and resign immediately.”
GOP House committee members vow “rigorous oversight” of new DHS disinformation board
Nor is AG Moody the only GOP official to express “sincere concern” about the DHS creation of a disinformation board, as Fox News reported that all 13 Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee did exactly that in a recent letter sent to Sec. Mayorkas.
“It is with sincere concern that we write to you regarding the recently established ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ within the Department of Homeland Security,” the members wrote. “Your recent testimony and media statements regarding the board, as well as a recent briefing for Committee staff, have only created more questions and concern. This Committee will carry out rigorous oversight of this board.”
It would seem unlikely that Sec. Mayorkas will heed the call from AG Moody and tender his resignation, but if Republicans can reclaim control of the House in the midterm elections and follow through on the “rigorous oversight” the committee members promised, it is not out of the question that Mayorkas may decide to step aside rather than deal with the impending scrutiny of his leadership, or lack thereof.