Senate Democrats Dismiss Mayorkas Impeachment Without Trial

Democrats in the United States Senate dismissed impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday without a trial.

Charges: On February 14, the House of Representatives charged Mayorkas with two articles of impeachment regarding the mishandling of the southern border crisis. He was accused of not enforcing federal border laws and falsely saying the southern border was secure even as illegal immigration numbers hit record highs.

Dismissed: On Wednesday, before impeachment managers had the chance to present their case, the Democrat-controlled upper chamber motioned to vote the articles of impeachment unconstitutional, arguing that they did not meet the standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Sen. Ted Cruz requested to hold a debate on the vote, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the motion.

A vote was held and both articles of impeachment were deemed unconstitutional following party lines: 51 to 48 and 51 to 49.

Unaccountable: By dismissing the impeachment trial, Democrats seek to avoid drawing attention to the border crisis crippling the U.S. This lawlessness is intentional.

Learn more: Read “Lawlessness by Design.”