Tuberville Demands Senate Conduct Full and Fair Mayorkas Impeachment Trial

“Americans deserve to know the truth about how Secretary Mayorkas has intentionally failed to secure the border.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) delivered a floor speech urging his colleagues to hold Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas accountable. For weeks, Sen. Tuberville has called for the Senate to conduct a full and fair impeachment trial. In his speech, Sen. Tuberville argued that Secretary Mayorkas has intentionally failed to secure the border. 

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“The House managers have officially delivered the letters of impeachment for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to the Senate. Now is the time for every Senator to go on the record.

Do you think Mayorkas has done a good job at the border?

Has Mayorkas fulfilled the oath he swore before this body [to] protect and defend our country against all threats, foreign and domestic?

Is our border secure?

The answer is simple. Mayorkas has intentionally failed to do his job. Now, Senator Schumer and the globalist Democrats have the opportunity to conduct a full and a fair trial before the entire Senate and the public.

Unfortunately, that’s not how this is going to play out. Democrats are going to try to table the articles of impeachment, which has never been done in the history of the Senate. They’re going to attempt to sweep the border crisis that President Biden has created under the rug. Every single House Democrat voted to save Mayorkas’ job. They endorsed our wide-open borders that have allowed terrorists, drug traffickers, and murderers into our country.

Democrats are lying to themselves and risking the lives of every American. Senator Schumer and the Democrats can’t say they want to fix our border while voting to save Mayorkas’ job. Mayorkas has been derelict in his duty to secure the border in the three years he has been on the job.

Our border is the least secure it has ever been. In fact, it’s almost nonexistent. Our border patrol agents are so overwhelmed and receive such little support from the Biden administration to enforce our laws, that they have been forced to release millions of illegal immigrants into the United States. And those who are released on parole are given work permits. The Biden administration is more concerned with taking care of illegal aliens than they are about protecting American citizens. We might as well start mailing every criminal, drug trafficker, and terrorist an open invitation to cross our borders.

I have spoken numerous times on the floor to highlight stories of Americans who have died at the hands of illegal aliens. Their tragic deaths are a direct result of Secretary Mayorkas’ inaction. Mayorkas and Joe Biden have blood on their hands. The most important responsibility of any sovereign nation is the safety of its citizens.

Yet, what did the Democrat [Department of] Homeland Security announce just last week?

They plan on sending another $300 million to communities receiving illegal aliens from this border crisis. The top priority of this administration is to let as many people in as quickly as possible, regardless of how many American lives are lost in the process.

The number of people crossing into the U.S. [who] are on the terrorist watchlist [is] […] unprecedented. Just last week, it was reported that an Afghan on the FBI terror watchlist has been in the U.S. for almost a year. He is a member of a U.S. designated terrorist group responsible for the deaths of at least nine Americans. And they are American soldiers, by the way. And civilians in Afghanistan. ICE arrested him in San Antonio just this past February. Unfortunately, this known terrorist has been released on bond – he is now roaming our neighborhoods.

You know, it isn’t just terrorists we have to worry about. Fentanyl flowing freely across our borders – and it has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Not thousands – hundreds of thousands. Law enforcement officers in my state of Alabama tell me time and again how their officers must wear heavy equipment [and] carry Narcan spray to protect themselves from the fentanyl that is pouring into our communities. And by the way, most will tell you they have never heard of fentanyl until this administration came into power. 

Despite the critical need to secure our borders and discourage illegal immigration, Mayorkas has been traveling the world. Yes, this Mayorkas has been lecturing other countries about their national security, while his refusal to enforce U.S. laws has exposed his own country to invasion.

It’s embarrassing.

In February, he traveled to Austria to speak with Chinese officials about counter-narcotic efforts.

Did he discuss with them the flood of Chinese illegal immigrants coming to the U.S. through the southwest border?

22,000 Chinese nationals have been arrested by border patrol agents at the southwest border since October of last year – and released into our country. Most of these individuals are single adult males of military age.

Yet, the media tries to act like all these people crossing the border are innocent women and children. Now, some of them are. But, most are not.

This invasion is more than a border crisis. It’s a national crisis. And yet, I seriously doubt Mayorkas even brought that up in his meeting with Chinese officials.

In February, he was in Germany for the Munich Security Conference. The Munich Security Conference is the largest international security meeting in the world. Mayorkas was there, giving speeches on strengthening global security and partnerships. Meanwhile, the border he is responsible for is wide open. Thousands of people are dying.

Give me a break. Our allies must be laughing at us.

The Secretary’s priority should be here. Securing OUR borders. Protecting OUR citizens. President Biden has made the U.S. a joke around the world. Under this administration, nearly 10 million people have invaded our country.

Every state is now a border state — every state. This is not a gray area. Secretary Mayorkas has intentionally failed to do his job. He has personally lied to my face three times in the last three years. [I am] a United States Senator – just tell me the truth. He can’t say the truth. He can’t tell you the truth.

To my Democratic colleagues – Have you read the heartbreaking stories of innocent Americans who have been murdered by illegal aliens?

Are you concerned about the safety of your spouses, children, nieces or nephews?

Does it worry you that hundreds of terrorists are flooding into our country? Does that bother you at all?

Do you know someone who has died of fentanyl, which was trafficked, by the way, by cartels from other countries?

This isn’t about politics, folks. Our national security and our country’s future is at stake. Americans deserve to know the truth about how Secretary Mayorkas has intentionally failed to secure the border.

I will be voting to hold Mayorkas accountable.

Mr. President, I yield the floor.”

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.