Alejandro Mayorkas was blasted as a traitor to the United States over his handling of the southern border crisis on Thursday, by a congressman who got personal in comparing President Biden’s Homeland Security secretary to Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold as the DHS chief faced an onslaught from House Republicans.
“My constituents want you impeached because they believe you’ve committed treason,” Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
“They compare you to Benedict Arnold. You know, no parent with the last name Arnold names their kid Benedict. They wonder what will the Mayorkas family do down the road.”
Mayorkas called the comparison “profoundly offensive” and said he is “incredibly proud” of his service to the US.
The embattled secretary faced off against several Republican members of the committee, including Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio.) who asked Mayorkas point-blank, “Have you done anything right?”
“Next month you’re going to make it worse,” Jordan said, referring to the administration’s decision to lift Title 42, which allowed the US to immediately expel illegal migrants due to the pandemic.
“We’ve never seen before you do anything right when it comes to the border,” the Ohio congressman said, pointing to mass border crossings and agents turning their back on the secretary at an event.