Secretary Mayorkas has failed to uphold his oath of office almost too many times to count

By Rep. Mark Green

Competent leadership is difficult to come by these days, but there is an appalling lack of it in the Biden administration.

With his hand on the Bible, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic,” and to “well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office.” 

Swearing this oath is a requirement to hold leadership positions in our government, and failure to honor that oath is disqualifying. While that may seem obvious to some, it is one of the least rigorously followed rules in Washington.

His tenure in office has been short, but Secretary Mayorkas has failed to uphold his oath of office almost too many times to count.  

The first and most glaring failure of Secretary Mayorkas has been his refusal to enforce immigration law. For the third time since he has been in office, the number of migrants crossing our southern border surpassed 200,000 in only one month’s time.

Even as border crossings are skyrocketing, Secretary Mayorkas is not only refusing to enforce laws, but actively dismantling them. He repealed the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocol, which a 2019 DHS report declared was “indispensable” to protecting our homeland. 

When the Supreme Court ordered him to reverse it, he moved slower than molasses to reinstate a completely gutted version of the program. Now, he is trying to end Title 42, which Border Patrol has warned will cause utter chaos at the border. Even several Democrats have warned against this move, which goes to show just how radical it is.

Mayorkas does not care about our laws or Constitution. This comes at a heavy, heavy price…

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