On Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) issued a stark warning to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, signaling the growing frustration among Republicans over the handling of the U.S. southern border.
Greene’s comments came amid escalating concerns about border security and immigration policies, issues that have remained in the Republican agenda. Greene addressed Mayorkas specifically to show him the tragic deaths of two people in her district, which she attributed to illegal activities linked to cartels.
“Secretary Mayorkas, I want you to look at these innocent Americans. Do you see them?” asked Greene.
“I do, Congresswoman,” replied Mayorkas.
“They are dead!” Greene responded.
Later in the hearing, Greene also questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about the investigation of goverment employees with alleged ties to Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization. Her inquiries aimed to clarify the FBI’s stance on investigating U.S. citizens, including members of Congress, potentially Rep. Tlaib (D-MI).
“You’re going to tell me as FBI director you will not investigate Americans or United States members of Congress that are linked to known terrorists?” asked Greene.
After several days of internal debate last week, Republicans passed the censure of Tlaib, a member of the “Squad,” for her antisemitic comments. The