Congress’ efforts to impeach Secretary Mayorkas largely motivated by deadly ‘invasion’ and ‘replacement’ conspiracy theories


For Immediate Release:
February 13, 2024

NEW YORK – In response to the U.S. House of Representatives voting in favor of impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), released the following statement.

Amy Spitalnick, CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs:

“Over and over again we see members of Congress play politics with the lives of immigrants and asylum seekers while further normalizing antisemitic, white supremacist conspiracy theories and extremism. We’ve seen the deadly consequences of the ‘invasion’ and ‘replacement’ rhetoric that underpinned this impeachment effort – directly fueling violence in Charlottesville, Pittsburgh, Poway, El Paso, Buffalo, and beyond. This dehumanizing bigotry puts all our lives at risk, yet House leaders once again cynically doubled down on it to score political points while making our communities less safe.”

Last week, JCPA and HIAS led a joint statement signed by 17 national Jewish organizations expressing their concern over the antisemitic, white supremacist conspiracy theories animating efforts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.


About JCPA

The mission of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is to strengthen and leverage the Jewish community relations network across the nation to champion a just, democratic, and pluralistic society and advance the right of full inclusion of all members of our society, including Jews, free of discrimination, hate, and prejudice.

Inspired by Jewish values of human dignity and equal justice under the law and an abiding commitment to vibrant and secure Jewish communities here, in Israel, and throughout the world, JCPA convenes and catalyzes its network to work with public officials, build deep relations, and engage in advocacy coalitions based on shared goals.


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