GOP Demands Action on Border Crisis After Alleged Leaked Audio of DHS Secretary Surfaces

GOP members urged the Biden administration to address the border crisis after leaked audio of Alejandro Mayorkas—Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—surfaced, which shows him calling the border situation “unsustainable.” “Glad Secretary Mayorkas agrees—the situation at the border is ‘unsustainable.’ Now what is their plan to fix it?” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wrote on Twitter Friday. In leaked audio obtained by Fox News, Mayorkas allegedly told Border Patrol agents in Texas that the border crisis is “unsustainable” and “we’re going to lose” if “borders are the first line of defense.” “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field cant continue, and our system isn’t built for it,” Mayorkas allegedly said in the audio Thursday, the same day he told reporters that the numbers of illegal aliens encountered are “unprecedented.” On Thursday, Mayorkas announced 212,672 encounters in July, a 13 percent jump from 188,934 in June. …

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