Senator Hawley Blasts Mayorkas for Pro-Hamas Spokeswoman Still on DHS Payroll

Yesterday in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and slammed the Biden Administration for their employment of a pro-Hamas adjudication officer.

“Mr. Secretary what is going on here? Is this typical of people who work at DHS? This is an Asylum and Immigration Officer who is posting these frankly pro-genocidal slogans and images on the day that Israelis are being slaughtered in their beds,” Senator Hawley said. “Has she been fired?”

Secretary Mayorkas declined to answer Senator Hawley’s question, claiming the individual is on administrative leave and that he will not speak on an internal personnel matter.

DHS employee, Newja Ali, has a documented history of making virulently antisemitic, pro-Hamas statements, including in the immediate aftermath of Hamas’ savage attack on innocent American and Israeli civilians.

Earlier this month, Senator Hawley sent a letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas calling for the termination of Nejwa Ali, who has explicitly linked her prejudicial views to her job.

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