Washington, DC – The following is a statement from America’s Voice Executive Director Vanessa Cárdenas, reacting to news of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s threat to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas:
“At a time when the greatest domestic threat to national security in America is the rise of white nationalist extremism, it is appalling that Kevin McCarthy and his minions have decided to investigate and try to impeach the very person responsible for America’s security against this escalating threat. Rep. McCarthy refuses to acknowledge his party’s role in promoting white supremacy and enabling domestic extremists. Or his party’s refusal to support funding to augment inspections of cargo and supplement border port of entry infrastructure, leaving us more vulnerable to drug trafficking. Further, they continue the same messaging and political stunts on immigrants and border security that gets headlines on Fox and Breitbart but fails the American people.
The American people demand sensible immigration reform that includes addressing the border, but Rep. McCarthy and House Republicans are too busy playing politics and scrambling ahead of their leadership elections to bother with proposing real policy solutions. They want to continue the failed political strategy of attacking immigrants and attacking Latino cabinet secretaries, then they wonder after election day every year why that didn’t do better with Latino voters. They just refuse to learn.
We urgently need a modern immigration system, including addressing the border. But once again, solving problems isn’t on McCarthy’s agenda. Creating division and making America less safe seems to be his top priority.”
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