Statement by U.S. Congressman Max Miller Regarding His Vote to Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Feb 14, 2024
Government
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WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Max Miller (OH-07) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted 214 – 213 to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas:  

Today, I cast my vote to impeach Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on two articles of impeachment. The decision to impeach Secretary Mayorkas follows a thorough, year-long investigation, conducted in five phases, into the causes, costs, and consequences of the Biden administration’s unprecedented border crisis. There is no doubt that Secretary Mayorkas’s willful and systemic disregard for the law and breach of public trust are to blame. 

I want to emphasize that I do not take impeachment lightly. Our Founding Fathers intended it to be used only in the most serious of circumstances, and history shows that they intended the House’s impeachment power to extend to situations of neglect of duty. While the House has only exercised its impeachment power against a cabinet secretary one other time, it is clear that Secretary Mayorkas’s refusal to enforce the law meets this high bar.” 

Editor’s note regarding Congressman Miller:  

Congressman Max Miller represents Ohio’s Seventh District which includes Medina and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties. Miller serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for which he is also Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. The Republican freshman members selected Miller as their representative to the Republican Steering Committee.  He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, Main Street Caucus, and the Congressional Jewish Caucus. Before joining Congress, Miller spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in several senior positions for President Donald Trump. Please visit http://maxmiller.house.gov for more information.

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