(USA Features) Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy on Monday called for the impeachment of President Joe Biden if Republicans regain control of the House in 2022 over his failure to stop the “invasion” of illegal migrants at the southwestern border.
In addition to Biden, Roy called for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to be impeached as well, since border security falls under his jurisdiction.
In a tweet, Roy posted what he called preliminary border numbers for the month of July, which he added were likely to change.
“Total encounters: 205,029. Total known gotaways: 37,400,” Roy wrote. “1.3 million for [Fiscal Year] 21 so far. Largest monthly encounter number since 2000.”
If accurate, that would be the largest number of monthly illegal migrant crossings in the history of DHS, which was created in 2002 following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“What Joe Biden is doing at our border is impeachable,” The First TV’s Jesse Kelly noted in response on Twitter.
“It’s more impeachable than Watergate. This is an attack on the sovereignty of America and it’s coming from the Oval Office. Republicans should move to impeach after 2022,” he added.
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) August 2, 2021
“Over the past several months, President Biden and Sec. Mayorkas have blatantly and consistently refused to do their constitutional duty to take care that the immigration laws be faithfully executed, as required by Article II, endangering countless American and foreign lives in the process,” Roy told The Daily Wire Monday.
The Washington Post went on to confirm the numbers that Roy tweeted earlier.
210,000+ migrants taken into custody last month, per govt estimates. That’s IN JULY https://t.co/8V6oLdACmu
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) August 2, 2021
The numbers of migrants crossing illegally into the U.S. have been rising steadily, and dramatically, since Biden took office.
Republicans have blamed the spike on Biden’s reversals of nearly all of former President Donald Trump’s border enforcement directives.