(TargetLiberty.org) – A group of legal scholars sent a message to House Homeland Security Committee chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) warning them against proceeding with the impeachment process against Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security Secretary, claiming that under constitutional law it would be unjustified for him to be impeached.
In the letter, which was signed by over two dozen legal scholars, they claimed that the impeachment inquiry against Mayorkas did not meet the threshold set by the Constitution. They added that the case being brought forward against him was just a matter of policy disagreement on dealing with immigration enforcement.
In the letter, they further pointed out that if such allegations were enough to bring forward an impeachment then it would completely destabilize the separation of powers. They added that there is no historical precedent that could support the charges that the House GOP is attempting to bring forward.
The House GOP has announced their plans to start the impeachment hearings against the Homeland Security Secretary on Wednesday. As part of the hearings, they will attempt to determine whether Mayorkas has committed “dereliction of duty” through his handling of the situation at the border.
House Republicans have been pushing against Mayorkas for over a year as the surge of migrants at the southern border continues to grow. Last year, two different House members had brought forward resolutions against Mayorkas, however, both of them had been voted out.
In the letter, it is stated that the Constitution was created to not include “maladministration” as a cause for impeachment.
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