Senate Rejects GOP Attempt To Impeach Secy. Mayorkas



Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will not face a Senate impeachment trial. On Wednesday, the Senate dismissed two articles of impeachment against him, accusing Mayorkas of violating immigration laws and lying to Congress about border security.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized these articles as “the least legitimate and most politicized.”

“The charges brought against Secretary Mayorkas failed to meet the high, the high standard of high crimes and misdemeanors,” Schumer added.

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., presiding over the Senate acting as a court of impeachment, announces the results of the vote to adjourn the court of impeachment, at the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Washington. (Senate Television via AP)

Democrats moved to end the process, arguing that a continuation would be a harmful precedent. Republican efforts to delay or modify the dismissals were defeated along party lines.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz: “The majority leader’s position is asking members of this Senate to vote on political expediency to avoid listening to arguments. The only rational way to resolve this question is actually to debate it.”

Senator Schumer responded: “In our previous consent request, we gave your side a chance for debate in public, where it should be. And your side objected.”

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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