GOP Delegation Headed to Southern Border – Here’s Why

( – A delegation of Republican US lawmakers led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is going to the Southern Border to observe first-hand the handling of the unprecedented illegal alien invasion negatively impacting the United States of America.

The border visit, scheduled for Thursday, will be McCarthy’s first since he became the US House of Representatives Speaker.

On Monday, he told reporters the GOP delegation would go to the Tucson Sector, which encompasses most of Arizona’s share of the US-Mexican border.

McCarthy will be accompanied by four freshmen Republican House members – Reps. Juan Ciscomani of Arizona, Lori Chavez-DeRemer of Oregon, Jen Kiggans of Virginia, and Derrick Van Orden of Wisconsin, The Hill reported, as cited by Newsmax.

Last week, Ciscomani delivered the Republican Party’s Spanish-language response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech.

During their visit to the Southern Border, the GOP lawmakers will be briefed by US Customs and Border Protection and will be given an aerial tour.

While McCarthy was still the House Minority, he visited the El Paso Sector of the border. He urged President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, to resign for failing to tackle the illegal immigrant invasion.

Other House Republicans have called for Mayorkas’s impeachment over the border crisis, including McCarthy’s intra-party opponent, Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona. Biggs first introduced articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in August 2021 and now, again, on February 1, 2023.

The House speaker has been more cautious, saying he would launch an impeachment inquiry if there are sufficient grounds for that but not for “political reasons.”

“We will never use impeachment for political reasons. It’s just not going to happen,” McCarthy told a press conference last week.

“That doesn’t mean if something rises to the level [of] impeachment, we would not do it,” he added.

On Friday, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security announced it had hired a New York-based law firm to help it fend off the articles of impeachment and other House inquiries.

The report notes that a draft GOP-sponsored law, the Border Safety and Security Act, is yet to be voted upon even though in December, today’s House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) said it would be passed in the new House’s first two weeks.

The bill allows the Department of Homeland Security to turn away illegal immigrants to achieve “operational control” of the border.

More than 6 million illegals have invaded the United States since Joe Biden occupied the White House two years ago.

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