To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Long-Awaited Articles of Impeachment against DHS Secretary Mayorkas Finally Arrive in Senate

Virginia Allen : Apr 17, 2024  The Daily Signal

"Under the Constitution, the responsibility of the Senate is simple and straightforward: The Senate must hold a trial. Chuck Schumer doesn't want to do that. Instead, he wants to move to table the entire thing..." -Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

[DailySignal.com] The House delivered the two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday afternoon. (Screengrab image: via PBS)

The articles are expected to be acted on quickly by the Democrat-controlled Senate, but not in the manner House GOP lawmakers are seeking.

"We want to address this issue as expeditiously as possible," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said during a floor speech Monday discussing the articles of impeachment.

Republicans who backed the impeachment of Mayorkas are concerned that Schumer will hold a vote to dismiss the articles of impeachment altogether. Dismissal only requires a simple majority, which is not out of the question, given Democrats' control of the upper chamber.  

Schumer also has the option to refer the articles to committee, where they would likely die, or to hold a full Senate trial, which Schumer is not expected to do, given his own vocal opposition to Mayorkas' impeachment.

"Impeachment should never be used to settle a policy disagreement," Schumer said, adding, "That would set a horrible precedent for the Congress."

House and Senate Republicans supporting impeachment have maintained a pressure campaign on Schumer to force a Senate trial.

"Under the Constitution, the responsibility of the Senate is simple and straightforward: The Senate must hold a trial," said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX.  

"Chuck Schumer doesn't want to do that," Cruz added. "Instead, he wants to move to table the entire thing for three reasons. First, he does not want to allow the House managers to present evidence of Mayorkas' willful decision to aid and abet the criminal invasion of this country. Second, he does not want the American people to see the facts. Third, he does not want Senate Democrats on the ballot in November to have to vote 'not guilty' because the evidence is indisputable—Alejandro Mayorkas is guilty."

Rep. Mark Green, R-TN, serves as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and led the impeachment effort against Mayorkas.

"The American people demand accountability," Green wrote on X, in response to House Speaker Mike Johnson signing the articles of impeachment Monday.

The Republican-controlled House voted 214 to 213 on a party-line vote to impeach Mayorkas on Feb. 13 after a failed attempt a week prior.  

The House's first article alleges that the homeland security secretary has failed to secure America's border and enforce immigration laws, and instead has executed policies that incentivize illegal immigration.  

The House's second article of impeachment contends that Mayorkas is in breach of the public trust and knowingly has made false statements to Congress and the American people. 

Like his conservative colleagues in the House, Cruz says Mayorkas bears much of the responsibility for the record high number of encounters of illegal aliens at America's borders.

"Mayorkas has aided and abetted the criminal invasion of the United States," Cruz said. "This is a humanitarian, public safety, and national security crisis."

Schumer told his fellow senators in a "Dear Colleague" letter on April 5 that when the articles of impeachment arrive in the Senate, senators will be sworn in as jurors the following day and that Senate President Pro Tempore Patty Murray, D-WA, will preside over the chamber.

The House was originally going to deliver the two articles of impeachment to the Senate on April 10, but Johnson delayed the delivery after a group of GOP senators asked him to do so to allow more time for debate on the Senate floor before the weekend.

Schumer said Monday that his plan of action in the Senate has not changed despite the arrival of the articles being delayed six days. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

Virginia Allen is a senior news producer and podcast host for The Daily Signal and is the co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast and Problematic Women







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Atheists Triggered by Billy Graham Statue in the US Capitol

Israel Pursues 'Critical' Rafah Battle, Defends against Legal Attack as Gaza Aid Pier Nears Completion

More Shady Biden Accounts Have Been Discovered

House Judiciary Votes to Hold AG Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress

Fed Court: Parents in Maryland School District CANNOT Opt K-5 Children Out of LGBTQ Curriculum

Teacher Wins $360,000 Settlement after Being Fired for Refusing to Use Preferred Pronouns Because of Her Faith: 'Justice Is Served'

NFL Star Harrison Butker's Brave Commencement Speech Triggers the Left, Causing Them to Petition for Him to Be Fired; Others Call Him 'Hero'

UK Waking Up? Government to End Sex Education for Children Under Nine, and Teach That 'Gender Ideology' is Contested

'For Love of Country': Tulsi Gabbard Is Free from the Democrat Party She No Longer Recognizes

Soros-Linked DC Judge Releases Teen Gunman after He Sprayed Dozens of Shots at a Car

Kansas City Chiefs Kicker Slams Biden for Supporting Abortion in College Commencement Speech

Persecution of Pro-Life Americans Continues With This Week's Sentences in DC FACE Act Case

Senator Paul to Newsmax: Scientist Affirms Gain-of-Function in Wuhan, 'This Is a Really Big Deal'

White House Asserts 'Executive Privilege' over Biden's Interview with Robert Hur, Blocking the Tapes from Congress

'God Was With Us': Pastor Touts Miracle after Terrifying Moment F1 Tornado Rips Off Church's Roof during Worship Service

Canada's Intelligence Agency Classifies Opponents of LGBT Gender Ideology as a 'Violent Threat'

Argentina's Javier Milei Is Proving the Leftists Wrong With Latest Economic News

As Memorial, Independence Days End, Israel's Attention Turns to Rafah, Hezbollah Battlefronts

New Biden Rule Aims to Entrench the Deep State Forever

Bombshell Report: George Soros Fueled $80M in Attempt to 'Silence Americans' Using Big Tech Censorship in Lead-Up to 2024 Elections



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com