House sends Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate

by | Apr 16, 2024

House Republicans have submitted articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate.

In January, House Republicans unveiled two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, alleging “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” and a “breach of public trust.” The House narrowly voted in February to impeach Mayorkas based on these articles, with three Republicans and all Democrats voting against impeachment.

Following more than two months since the House vote, House impeachment managers have delivered the articles to the Senate, marking the beginning of the Senate's involvement in the proceedings.

House leaders chose to postpone presenting the issue to the Senate until after a government funding dispute was resolved.

According to Senate rules, the upper chamber is obligated to convene as a court of impeachment once the articles have been transmitted.

This marks the first impeachment of a Cabinet secretary in nearly 150 years.

Source: CBS News




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