Schumer Announces Majorkas Impeachment Trial Will Commence in April, Sen. Patty Murray Will Preside

1721d7ce 96c6 439d 93ff 230b9fc7f8d1

As we reported, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) sent a letter Thursday to Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) indicating that the House would be delivering impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on April 10 after lawmakers return from recess. 

Later Thursday, Schumer responded by saying the upper chamber will convene the impeachment trial soon after the charges are delivered, and that Senate President Pro Tempore Patty Murray (D-WA) will preside.

The House held a close vote in February to impeach the embattled secretary by a razor-thin margin of 214-213. They impeached Mayorkas because he’s terrible at his job, and neither he nor his boss Joe Biden seems to be even slightly inclined to take any action regarding the millions upon millions of illegal aliens who are waltzing across our southern border.

More Mayorkas:

Biden Throws Tantrum Over Mayorkas Impeachment, Deems It a ‘Blatant Act of Unconstitutional Partisanship’

OUTRAGE: Alejandro Mayorkas Refuses to Admit Laken Riley’s Murderer Should Not Have Been in the USA

CBP and ICE Agents Describe DHS Sec. Mayorkas As ‘Dumpster Fire,’ Applaud His Impeachment

Johnson in his letter said that Americans deserve answers:

Schumer said in a statement, “As we have said previously, after the House impeachment managers present the articles of impeachment to the Senate, Senators will be sworn in as jurors in the trial the next day.” 

The trial may make good theater, but the outcome is pretty much pre-ordained: almost certainly that the effort will fail, seeing as the Democrats have a majority in the Senate, and it’s highly unlikely that any of them will stray from party lines. Schumer has called the move against Mayorkas a “new low for House Republicans” and alleged the “only reason for this impeachment is for Speaker Johnson to further appease Donald Trump.” 

This is rich coming from a guy who clapped along slavishly for the two ridiculous, failed impeachment trials against Trump.

Republicans, however, deny that the effort is just politics and instead argue that Majorkas has woefully neglected to perform his duties and protect this country. In the letter to Schumer, they said his terrible record speaks for itself:

In a Thursday letter to Schumer, Republicans insisted they deployed a “methodical approach” and that Mayorkas clearly engaged in unlawful conduct.

“The constitutional grounds for Secretary Mayorkas’ conviction and removal from office are well-founded, and the historical record is clear,” they argued.

“[Mayorkas] directed, through a series of memoranda, employees to violate US immigration laws,” the letter. “Throughout his tenure, he has repeatedly lied to Congress and the American people about the scope of the crisis and his role in it.”

The Dems opened this Pandora’s box when they tried to take down a sitting president of the United States for a phone call that appeared to rational minds to show no illegality on the part of Trump. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Although it’s highly unlikely that Majorkas will be convicted and tossed from office, the House Republicans have certainly made clear their deep opposition to what Biden’s border policies have created. Let’s hope voters agree come November.

Source link

About The Author

Scroll to Top