GOP Plotting To Completely Stop Senate Over Mayorkas Impeachment

( – House Republicans impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in early February, setting the stage for a controversial move to oust the White House official. The decision is now in the hands of the Senate, which is mostly split between party lines over the issue. Democrats want to abandon the measure as soon as it hits the floor, but some GOP members have plotted to stop all proceedings if they don’t get their trial as planned.

Republicans in the Senate want to see a full trial against Mayorkas, who stands accused of high crimes and misdemeanors for failing to keep the US-Mexico border secure. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) introduced HR 863 — the measure to impeach him — in November 2023, claiming the homeland secretary violated his oath of office by refusing to follow Federal immigration laws. Because of his alleged actions, according to Greene, millions of people have been able to enter the country illegally, putting Americans at risk and taxing the country’s system.

The House voted seven times on the measure before finally passing it with 214 “yea” votes and 213 “nays.” Nine members refrained from voting, but none who participated voted across party lines. The House initially planned on delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate on April 10, but it later decided to hold off for a week so members of the Senate had more time to prepare for the trial.

Many Republicans insist that their Democratic peers have a responsibility to see the trial through, even if they don’t agree with it, while others have reportedly called the articles of impeachment “dead upon arrival.” Democrats have been dismissive of the move, calling it political theater. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently slammed the GOP for using impeachment “to settle policy disagreements.”

The Senate will need a two-thirds vote to finish what the House started. Democrats currently control the upper chamber, so the likelihood of full impeachment and removal aren’t likely.

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