Republican Texas Rep. Michael McCaul said Sunday that the Department of Homeland Security is complicit in human trafficking at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.
McCaul made the comment while appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” hosted by Martha Raddatz, who turned the topic to House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s call for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign or face impeachment on Tuesday for his handling of the U.S. southern border with Mexico.
Raddatz asked whether McCaul supported McCarthy’s efforts against Mayorkas, to which he appeared to respond positively. McCaul stated that McCarthy’s work should really be focused on building a case against Mayorkas, noting examples such as fentanyl trafficking and the potential presence of terrorists entering the country illegally.
Rep. McCaul: DHS is complicit with the largest human trafficking of our lifetime.
Martha Raddatz: Ok. Thanks so much for joining us. pic.twitter.com/VBsOfxbtzt
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McCaul stated that Mayorkas has been “derelict in his responsibilities” to protect the nation, particularly with regard to young people who are dying at record rates from fentanyl overdoses and poisonings.
“They [DHS] are complicit with the biggest human trafficking event of our lifetime,” McCaul told Raddatz and others on the panel. “And I think the American people deserve some accountability.” (RELATED: ‘Many Sins’: Congressman Destroys Biden A Year After Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal)
Just two months before migrant encounters surpassed 2 million on the southern border, Mayorkas claimed that the area was “secure” during the Aspen Security Forum. Dozens of suspected terrorists were flagged in the year leading up to his comments, along with discoveries and reports of rampant deaths and sexual assaults among those making the voyage across the border.