Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is in deep trouble for failing to hand in a report on the 78,000 unvetted Afghan evacuees requested by GOP Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Mayorkas had until the end of November, but totally blew it off.
Now, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) is losing his patience.
“The report requested by Congress on the composition and vetting of the more than 78,000 #Afghans evacuated by US forces is more than a month delayed,” tweeted Risch. “We need answers, but more than anything, we need @DHSgov to fully cooperate.”
“Risch — along with fellow Republicans Rob Portman of Ohio, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia — called the delay ’unacceptable’ in a Dec. 22 letter to Mayorkas, which was also made public Monday,” the New York Post reports.
“Congress mandated this report include the immigration status of Afghan evacuees located here in the United States and at overseas bases of US Armed Forces, including any evacuees ’flagged as potential security risks or concerns,’” the lawmakers wrote.
“This information is necessary for Congress to perform its constitutional oversight duties, which include an understanding of the composition of the Afghan evacuee population located in the United States and any potential national security concerns,” it said.