Biden Pick Under Fire for 2015 Probe

Biden Pick Under Fire for 2015 Probe

( – In November, Joe Biden tapped Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) if he becomes president next month. It might not be the smooth confirmation the Democrat is hoping for, though.

In 2015, while Mayorkas was serving as Barack Obama’s deputy secretary of Homeland Security, the Office of Inspector General published a report criticizing his work as the director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). During his time in the position, the report concluded there was an appearance of favoritism at the agency.

Republicans are now bringing the report back into focus.

Mayorkas was never found to have committed a crime, but the fact the report is back in the limelight shows Biden will have an uphill battle if he wants him confirmed. The last time the nominee faced the Senate, not a single Republican voted for him. This time around, the Biden team will have to convince a few members of the GOP to do just that.

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