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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
During an interview with the Dallas Morning News editorial board, Mayorkas was first asked to respond to calls for his “impeachment” by Republican senators.
In a letter sent to the DHS chief earlier this month, Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham said, “your failure to faithfully enforce this nation’s immigration laws and willful blindness to the very real humanitarian crisis at our southern border amounts to a gross dereliction of duty and a violation of your oath of office.”
Mayorkas acknowledged to the editorial board that he has “a lot of work to do, and I intend to continue to do it.” He then shifted blame to Republicans.
political cry that the border is open is music to the smugglers’ ears,
because they take that political rhetoric and they market it," he
added. Read more and see tweets here.
The release of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve would be the latest portion of a 180-million-barrel program that started earlier this year, Bloomberg reported.
The administration is also expected to provide details this week regarding its plans to restock the emergency oil stockpile. The Energy Department announced in the spring it was planning a new method of buybacks to permit a "competitive, fixed-price" bid process that would potentially lock prices in prior to crude being delivered.
Temporary limits on exports of fuel so more gasoline and diesel
will remain in the U.S. is also being considered by the administration.
No timeline has been set for a decision on that step, but it will
likely not happen before next month's midterm elections. Read more and see video here.