DHS Secretary and open-borders fanatic Alejandro Mayorkas appeared irritated by a peculiar line of questioning when radical Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) inexplicably quizzed him on presidential history during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Lieu began his line of questioning to “discuss with you the history of the southern border.”
“In September 1969, a few years before Watergate consumed this presidential administration, the president launched Operation Intercept, which basically shut down the southern border. Less than three weeks later, that operation was stopped because it largely failed to address the issues at the border,” Lieu said.
“Secretary Mayorkas, who was the Republican president in 1969?” Lieu went on to ask.
“Congressman, I have to think back sequentially in reverse chronology, but I’m sure you know the answer immediately,” Mayorkas responded.
“I’ll give you a hint — this Republican president resigned,” Lieu said.
“Congressman, I know the president — President Nixon,” Mayorkas stated correctly.
Despite the awkward moment, Lieu continued.
“After Nixon resigned in 1974, his vice president became president. But the issues at the border continued, and in 1976, the president stated, ‘80 to 90% of the heroin that comes in the United States today comes across from our southern border,'” he said.
“Secretary Mayorkas, who was the Republican president in 1976?” before adding, after a pause by Mayorkas, “he was the vice president to Richard Nixon.”
“Gerald Ford, are you speaking of?” Mayorkas responded.
As Lieu continued with his questioning, Mayorkas interrupted. “Congressman, I prefer not to answer questions of history right now. My focus is on the work of the Department of Homeland Security.”
But Lieu continued, later asking Mayorkas to identify presidents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump at different points. If he had a point, no one knows what it was.