‘The Last Line Of Defense’?!

(DCWatchdog.com) – Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), prominently recognized as the GOP conference chairwoman and a potential Vice Presidential candidate for Donald Trump, firmly positioned House Republicans as “the last line of defense” against the Biden administration.

This strong statement was made during her appearance on Fox News, in light of the House Homeland Security Committee unveiling two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the ongoing border crisis.

Stefanik, in her conversation on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, stressed the gravity of the situation at the southern border, asserting, “This is very important as House Republicans are the last line of defense, and we are holding the Biden administration and Joe Biden accountable for the catastrophe at our southern border.” She commended the leadership of Committee Chair Mark Green for his role in highlighting the alleged willful non-compliance with the law and abuse of power by Secretary Mayorkas.

The first article of impeachment claims Mayorkas has willfully and systematically refused to follow federal immigration laws. The second article accuses him of breaching public trust through false statements and obstructing lawful oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.

While Republicans raise concerns about the millions crossing the southern border, including those on the terrorist watchlist and the trafficking of deadly fentanyl, Democrats and the Homeland Security Department have labeled the impeachment as a “sham” and unconstitutional.

Stefanik pointed out what she sees as a significant problem with Democrats not holding Biden accountable for what she describes as a border crisis created by his administration.

She also criticized New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, for requesting federal help to manage a surge in migrants, contrasting this with her state’s sanctuary policies and the increase in northern border crossings.

Talking about the broader impact, Stefanik noted, “It’s not just the border states, Maria, who are impacted. It’s my home state of New York as well. Every state is a border state.”