Senate To Save Crooked Biden Official?

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( – Senators are going to be sworn in as jurors for the upcoming impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This is going to be the third time in five years that Senators will be in this position however it is widely expected that they will go through the impeachment charges against Mayorkas much faster than they had done with the charges against Trump. 

On Feb. 13, the GOP-controlled House had voted to impeach Mayorkas by a single vote margin over his handling of the situation at the Southern border. In the two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas the House argued the DHS Secretary had “willfully and systematically” failed to enforce immigration laws and that he had breached public trust through lying to Congress and claiming that the border was secure. 

Democrats have claimed that Mayorkas should not be impeached and that the charges against him were just a policy dispute. They have further pointed out that they do not reach the Constitution’s threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

The House managed to narrowly pass the impeachment articles in their second attempt with a 214-213 vote, despite the impeachment articles having been rejected a week earlier. This is the first time in close to 150 years that a Cabinet secretary has ended up impeached. The Senate is now obligated to look into the charges, however, leaders in the upper chamber do not appear to be interested in looking into the matter for a considerable time.

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