(DCWatchdog.com) – Raising serious concerns and criticisms about United States Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the handling of the Southern Border of the United States, Congressman Anthony D’Esposito has raised what he believes is a series of inconsistencies in Mayorkas’ approach and decisions related to border security.
During a “National Report” interview, D’Esposito (R-N.Y.) highlighted a specific concern about Mayorkas’ stance on border control.
“In my time in Congress since [last] January, we have seen Mayorkas flip-flop on his decisions. We’ve seen him flip-flop on his explanation of having operational control of the border,” D’Esposito remarked in a direct challenge to the Secretary’s consistency in managing border security.
D’Esposito further elaborated on his observations of Mayorkas’ actions. He recounted an incident in a House Homeland Security Committee hearing where Mayorkas’ statements seemed contradictory.
“Mayorkas testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee saying that, in fact, he did have operational control, and then went on to say, ‘Well, it’s different, and we don’t know how operational control is defined,'” D’Esposito said suggesting a lack of clarity in the Department of Homeland Security’s policy and approach to border management.
The Congressman also explicitly linked these concerns to broader Biden administration policies.
“It’s the failed policies of Joe Biden. It’s the dereliction of duty of Secretary Mayorkas,” D’Esposito asserted.
He emphasized the need for accountability and effective policy-making in matters of national security, particularly at the border.
In discussing the role of congressional oversight, D’Esposito emphasized, “The House Homeland Security Committee’s investigations need to be thorough and comprehensive, and you need to find each and every fact so that you could hold them accountable, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.”