WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, demanding that the Chairman invite DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to testify at a full committee hearing examining the Biden border crisis.
Excerpts from the letter:
“The Biden border crisis continues to worsen every day. Last week several Republican Committee Members traveled to the southern border to observe firsthand the dire consequences of President Biden’s radical immigration policies. Democrats on the Committee can no longer ignore the chaos at the border. We therefore write to request that you invite Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to testify about the Biden border crisis at a full committee hearing as soon as possible.”
“The Biden-Harris Administration refuses to take responsibility for the crisis on the southern border. Neither President Biden nor Vice President Harris has yet to travel to the border. Vice President Harris, who President Biden appointed as the point person to address the crisis, even laughed when asked if she planned to visit the border. Although Secretary Mayorkas has traveled to the border, he has refused to allow the media access to border facilities to observe and report on the crisis.”
“It has been 102 days since the 117th Congress began and you still have yet to convene a full committee hearing. Republicans have urged Democrats to hold hearings on the Biden border crisis. Democrats have ignored our requests. We invited you and other Democrats to join our trip to the southern border to see the crisis for your yourselves. You declined. The Committee can not ignore this crisis any longer. We hope you will change your posture and agree to invite Secretary Mayorkas for a full committee hearing to examine the Biden border crisis immediately.”
Read the full letter here.