(TStarnes) – Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) laid into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas today at a Senate hearing demanding to know why a DHS employee is still getting a paycheck after she was caught posting messages saluting Hamas.
“Palestinians have been suffering under Israel’s brutal, illegal, military, APARTHEID occupation for more than 75 years,” the employee reportedly wrote on Oct. 7, the day the terrorists launched their attack.
She also posted a message with the caption “Free PALESTINE” depicts armed terrorists paragliding into Israel.
“F–k Israel, the government, and its military @stateofisrael @timesofisrael are you ready for your downfall…because we are ready for our freedom,” she wrote on Instagram.
On October 7, a DHS employee posted an image of a Hamas paraglider with a machine gun flying into Israel.
“I am glad to see that she has now been placed on administrative leave—but that is not enough. If these reports are accurate, you must terminate her employment immediately.”
“As Secretary, you must assure the American people that those charged with determining who enters the United States do so impartially and without prejudice,” Hawley wrote in a letter to Mayorkas. ““What safeguards are in place in the asylum adjudication process to remediate any abuses committed by strongly prejudiced immigration officers?”
He did not receive a response which led to this response during today’s hearing:
HAWLEY: “What have you done about this?”
MAYORKAS: “To suggest that that is emblematic of the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security is despicable!”
HAWLEY: “I’m sorry. This person WORKS for the Department of Homeland Security! Have you fired her?”
“This person needs to be fired today,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said. “Dangerous radicals like this have no business being employed with taxpayer dollars.”