Border Chiefs Testify Tuesday Before GOP House After Myorkas Relents

U.S. Border Patrol chiefs will testify Tuesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, after they were first blocked by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

  • Last month, Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer sent a letter to Mayorkas stating the committee would be investigating the “Biden Administration’s creation of and failure to resolve the worst border crisis in American history.”
  • Four Border Patrol agents overseeing southern border sectors have been called to testify: Chiefs Jason Owens, Gregory Bovino, Gloria Chavez and acting Chief Patricia McGurk-Daniel. Initially, two were cleared to testify by Mayorkas and two weren’t.
  • Comer then threatened to use the “compulsory process” to require them to testify. By Jan. 31, Mayorkas agreed to all four testifying.