Republicans blast Mayorkas for pushing ‘absolutely shameful’ narrative about ‘domestic terrorism’

The inability of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week to name a single case of domestic terrorism that his department has referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution has outraged Republicans and amplified their calls for Mayorkas to resign or be impeached.

During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Mayorkas reaffirmed his assessment that “domestic violent extremism represents the greatest terrorism-related threat to the homeland.”

Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., pressed Mayorkas for data on any referrals he has made to the DOJ on the grounds of domestic terrorism. Mayorkas did not offer any, saying he would provide it after the hearing.

In interviews with several GOP lawmakers following the testy exchange, Republicans accused the Biden Administration of overstating or even fabricating the threat of domestic terrorism as a way to avoid the real issue of the surge of migrant border crossings that have reached historically high numbers.