Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, remains unfazed by the recent tumult surrounding a House impeachment vote, choosing to focus on his responsibilities rather than dwelling on the allegations.
Instead of reveling in a victory lap after surviving the chaotic proceedings, Mayorkas promptly shifted his attention to outlining security measures for the upcoming Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, Mayorkas emphasized that impeachment was not his primary concern, dismissing the baseless allegations and underscoring his dedication to the task at hand. Confidants reveal that, with three years in his current role, Mayorkas has mastered the art of keeping a low profile amid political theatrics.
As House Republicans gear up for a second attempt at impeaching Mayorkas, a move spurred by his association with one of America’s most divisive issues—the southern border—Mayorkas maintains a singular focus on his job.
Cecilia Muñoz, former head of the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama administration, notes Mayorkas’s unwavering dedication despite the personal toll the situation may take.
Mayorkas, 64, faced criticism from the onset of his tenure, particularly from Republicans who view border chaos as a strategic political tool in their quest for the White House in 2024.
He has been a frequent participant in public hearings, testifying more than two dozen times—a record among President Biden’s cabinet members.
As the influx of individuals crossing into the United States hits historic levels, Mayorkas, the first Latino to lead the department, maintains his commitment to the crucial role, shaped by his family’s escape from communist Cuba when he was just a year old.