Republican lawmakers call on Schumer to reconvene Senate ‘immediately’ for Mayorkas impeachment trial

House Republicans have successfully garnered enough votes to impeach Mayorkas in their second attempt.

Some Senate Republicans are calling for an immediate reconvening of the upper chamber to proceed with an impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This comes in response to concerns over his handling of the ongoing migrant crisis at the southern border. The House recently voted in favor of impeaching Mayorkas, with a narrow margin of 214-213.

Alejandro Mayorkas has achieved a historical milestone as he becomes the first Cabinet secretary to face impeachment by the U.S. Congress in over a century.

“Let’s reconvene the Senate right away and proceed to trial,” urged Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, in a post on Tuesday evening.

Fox News Digital contacted Schumer’s office for comment but did not receive a response at the time of publication. However, Schumer stated Tuesday night after the vote that the impeachment trial will commence later this month. The Senate is expected to resume its session on February 26th.

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“The Senate will receive the articles of impeachment from the House impeachment managers after the state work period,” stated Schumer. He added, “The trial will commence the following day, with senators being sworn in as jurors.”

The House has voted to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas in response to the ongoing border crisis.

Senator Josh Hawley expresses his opinions on Secretary Mayorkas in response to the House vote on Tuesday.

Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, emphasized the importance of the Senate fulfilling its constitutional obligation to hold an impeachment trial for Secretary Mayorkas. In a passionate post, he stated that the Senate “cannot fail” in this duty and must take action against Mayorkas, who he believes has neglected his responsibility to protect the country.

“He is attempting to brush this scandal aside by disregarding the constitution and opting out of a trial. Republican leadership cannot simply watch and do nothing,” he wrote.

Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida, is urging the Senate to act swiftly and take immediate action on the matter.

In a statement on Tuesday night, he expressed his satisfaction with the action taken by House Republicans in holding the lawless administration accountable, despite the Senate’s prioritization of securing Ukraine’s border over our own.

Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo., highlighted the contrasting treatment of Trump’s impeachment trials and the handling of the cabinet member responsible for 9 million illegal migrant entries on the southern border in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“They are not showing any interest in demanding real accountability,” Schmitt claimed. “The impeachment process being brought to the Senate will clearly demonstrate how unserious Democrats have become in their responsibility to lead the country and protect its citizens. The impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas should be brought to the Senate floor as soon as possible, but it is unlikely that any significant changes will be made at the border while Democrats are in power.”

Several Senate Republicans who opposed the failed border bill in the national security supplemental package share Schmitt’s concerns. They expressed worries about granting President Biden and Mayorkas increased power. These lawmakers argued that transferring asylum claim responsibilities to the secretary of Homeland Security undermines the immigration court processes.

3 House Republicans Who Blocked Mayorkas’ Impeachment Vote

Three House Republicans have thwarted the impeachment vote against Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of Homeland Security. These three Republicans have effectively stopped the process from moving forward. The vote was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but it was postponed indefinitely due to the lack of support.

The three Republicans responsible for blocking the impeachment vote are Representatives Lance Gooden of Texas, Jody Hice of Georgia, and Andy Biggs of Arizona. They used a procedural tactic known as a “motion to recommit” to halt the proceedings. This motion, if successful, would have sent the issue back to the relevant committee for further review.

Representative Gooden argued that the impeachment vote was a “political stunt” and accused Democrats of using the process as a means to distract from their own failures. He stated, “This is nothing but a political stunt by Democrats to distract from their disastrous policies. Secretary Mayorkas has shown strong leadership and has my full support.”

Representative Hice echoed Gooden’s sentiments, stating that the impeachment effort was a “waste of time” and that Mayorkas had done nothing to warrant such action. He said, “This impeachment effort is a complete waste of time and is purely political. Secretary Mayorkas has been an effective leader within the Department of Homeland Security, and I stand by him.”

Representative Biggs also criticized the impeachment attempt, stating that it was an “abuse of power” by the Democrats. He argued that Mayorkas had taken necessary steps to address the ongoing border crisis and that removing him from office would only hinder progress. Biggs stated, “The Democrats’ attempt to impeach Secretary Mayorkas is an abuse of power. He has taken the necessary actions to address the crisis at our southern border, and removing him from office would only impede progress.”

With these three Republicans blocking the impeachment vote, it is unlikely that the process will move forward. However, the Democrats may still attempt to bring it to a vote at a later date. For now, Mayorkas remains in his position as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Asylum seekers form a queue outside the iconic Roosevelt Hotel, which has been transformed into a shelter for migrant families who have recently arrived in New York City. The photograph, taken on September 27, 2023, captures the scene as hopeful individuals await assistance and support.

The Senate ultimately decided to eliminate the text of the border bill and instead approved a separate foreign aid bill worth $95 billion.

“I believe that many Americans find it nonsensical that we are negotiating a border deal with the individual we are attempting to impeach,” stated Senator Roger Marshall, a Republican from Kansas, during an interview with Fox News Digital prior to the vote on Tuesday.

“I embrace the impeachment,” Marshall stated. “He failed to uphold the law of the land, and he violated his oath to the American people. Therefore, I believe he should face impeachment.”

House Republicans made their second attempt at impeaching Mayorkas on Tuesday evening. They focused on the ongoing migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border, accusing him of deliberately disregarding existing immigration law and exacerbating the situation.

Over 40 lawmakers have come together to show their support for Texas in its immigration fight with the Biden administration.

According to Senator Roger Marshall, Secretary Mayorkas has not only failed to enforce the law but has also broken his oath to the American people. In light of these actions, Senator Marshall believes that Mayorkas should be impeached.

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