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Senator Rick Scott calls on DHS Secretary Mayorkas to Resign

October 26, 2022

U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign from office.

Senator Scott released the following statement on October 24th, 2022 regarding Secretary Mayorkas:

“The American people have had enough of Alejandro Mayorkas’s lies and failures. 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. WRONG. Contrary to what the Secretary thinks, the border is NOT secure. America is LESS SAFE because of his failures. Mayorkas must resign NOW. Just look at the numbers: 2.37 MILLION illegal aliens apprehended; nearly 15,000 pounds of fentanyl seized from drug smugglers crossing our border. 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. I’ve 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. 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.”

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has been very vocal about the effects of fentanyl on Floridians. Many have come to blame the border crisis caused by the Biden Administration for the current fentanyl crisis.

Mayorkas came under fire earlier in 2022 for a DHS Disinformation Governance Board that was swiftly condemned. The Disinformation Governance Board has since been scrapped as a result of public outrage.

Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) at the time had sent a letter to Secretary Mayorkas, condemning the Disinformation Governance Board.

Congressman Posey represents Indian River, Brevard Counties and a small part of Orange County as a part of Florida’s 8th Congressional District.

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