McConnell Refuses To Impeach Mayorkas?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Senate Republicans are calling for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to press for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to be completely impeached. 

On Tuesday 13 Republicans in the Senate, including Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, planned to send to McConnell a letter requesting that the chamber engage in their “Constitutional duty and hold a trial.” 

A week ago the U.S. House passed a vote to have Mayorkas impeached over his failure to handle the immigration crisis. However, while the House is under Republican control the Senate is under Democratic control. 

On Wednesday the New York Times reported that leaders in the Senate were intending to quickly get the impeachment articles against Mayorkas rejected. They were also hoping that having a quick trial would prevent the House GOP from using the platform in an attempt to expose the actions taken by the Biden administration. 

The Republican Senators noted in their letter that the efforts by the Democrats to have the impeachment articles dismissed would be something that the U.S. Senate does not frequently do. He added that should the tables be turned then the opposition was going to be “fierce” and that the Democrats would be complaining intensely. 

Lee revealed that he had met with McConnell and Cruz a week earlier and proceeded to argue that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., would not be as swift to set the impeachment articles aside. He added that he was hopeful that the Republican leaders would not comply with the Democrats’ attempts to have the motion tabled swiftly.

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