U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw speaking with attendees at the American Conservation Coalition's 2022 Summit at the JW Marriott Washington, D.C. in Washington, D.C. [Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]

Crenshaw Denied Chairmanship of Homeland Security Committee

The House Steering Committee reportedly chose Rep. Mark Green, R-Tennessee, to chair the House Homeland Security Committee in the incoming Republican Congress on Monday.

Green was chosen above Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, who attracted criticism from House Republicans last week for indicating that some of his conservative colleagues were “terrorists” for postponing the opening of the new Congress.

Green stated that he will utilize his committee leadership role to advocate for a tougher border as well as announcing that he would target Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“For the sake of our national security and homeland security, we must secure our border. We have no choice. We will empower our brave CBP agents to do their jobs and hold President Biden and¬†Secretary Mayorkas accountable¬†for the crisis that they created.” Green said in a statement to Fox News.

The Tennessee Republican is a doctor who served in Afghanistan and Iraq for three tours. Green called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign in May in response to the border crisis.

The Homeland Security Committee is the primary oversight committee for the Department of Homeland Security, overseeing border security and cybersecurity.

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