“It’s been rumored, Secretary, that you’re going to resign prior to January 3rd. Any truth to those rumors?” Higgins asked.
“That is a false rumor,” Mayorkas said.
Some Republicans have called for Mayorkas to resign or be impeached for how they said he has failed to gain control of the U.S.-Mexico border, where, since 2021, more illegal immigrants have been encountered crossing the border than at any time in national history.
Chris Magnus, who oversaw the 60,000-person Customs and Border Protection agency within the DHS, was forced out of his post over the weekend.
The Senate approved Mayorkas by a vote of 56-43 in February 2021.