Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has repeated his call for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign after US Customs and Border Protection announced it made an all-time high of 2.37 million arrests at the southern border in the last fiscal year.
Scott stated in a press release on Monday that "the American people have had enough of Alejandro Mayorkas's lies and failures."
Scott contended that "despite undeniable evidence that his gross negligence toward securing our southern border is endangering our families and communities across the country, Mayorkas thinks he is doing just fine."
The senator stressed that this is wrong, declaring that "contrary to what the Secretary thinks, the border is not secure. America is less safe because of his failures. Mayorkas must resign now."
Scott noted that the failure is not only the record number of illegal aliens apprehended, pointing out that nearly 15,000 pounds of fentanyl has been seized from drug smugglers crossing the southern border.
The Republican senator asked: "How many moms and dads need to lose a child to these evil drugs? How many American lives have to be cut short, families devastated, before Mayorkas and Biden change course? Every day that Mayorkas remains in charge at DHS is another day of pathetic disservice to the American people."
Scott said that he has "been to the border and I've seen how understaffed, under-resourced and unsupported the CBP is. It's shameful that these brave men and women aren't getting the support they need."
He concluded that "the Biden administration's policy of open borders and amnesty is killing Americans, and Alejandro Mayorkas, whose primary job is to secure the homeland, should resign today for dereliction of duty."
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