Sen. Johnson to Newsmax: Mayorkas Lying About Illegal Immigrant Numbers

Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday accused Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of lying to him in a Senate hearing a day earlier and suggested that about 600,000 immigrants who crossed the southern border illegally — more people than the population of Wyoming — will be resettled in the United States this year.

Appearing on Newsmax, Johnson said Mayorkas knew, although he denied it, when asked how many of the 1.3 million people caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally since January have been returned to their home country, how many have been detained and how many have been resettled in the United States.

The Wisconsin Republican was incredulous, saying he had asked Mayokas the same questions a month ago and had given him the questions in writing ahead of time.

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