Rep. Mark Green accuses Mayorkas of prioritizing Mexico over US amid border crisis

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) on Thursday accused Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of caring more about Mexico than his own country.

The congressman said it was “telling” that the secretary rejected calls to meet with the House committee to meet with Mexican officials instead. The comment comes after the committee sent multiple requests for Mayorkas to testify in front of the House, which had largely gone unanswered.

House Committee Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) talks during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

“It is deeply troubling that Secretary Mayorkas has refused the Committee’s multiple requests to appear before a co-equal branch of government,” Green said in a statement.

“For months, we have tried to work with his office to secure
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