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The House Homeland Security Committee is set to mark up articles of impeachment against Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week, charging him with high crimes and misdemeanors. This development aligns with a simultaneous bipartisan effort in the Senate to finalize a border security package amidst strong opposition from conservatives and former President Trump.

Scheduled for Tuesday at 10 AM, the committee’s markup session could lead to a full House vote on removing the secretary. The impeachment resolution contains two articles, alleging Mayorkas’s “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” by violating immigration laws through Biden’s policies and accusing him of “breach of trust” for failing to fulfill his duties, misleading Congress and obstructing investigations.

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Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, stated, “These articles lay out a clear, compelling, and irrefutable case for Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ impeachment.”

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The Department of Homeland Security responded to the impeachment resolution, dismissing it as political games by Republicans on the panel. A department memo criticized the Republicans for focusing on political campaigning rather than seeking solutions, saying, “They don’t want to fix the problem; they want to campaign on it. That’s why they have undermined efforts to achieve bipartisan solutions and ignored the facts, legal scholars and experts, and even the Constitution itself in their quest to baselessly impeach Secretary Mayorkas.”

If the impeachment resolution passes the committee vote on Tuesday, it will proceed to the House floor. Speaker Johnson has committed to conducting a final vote on the legislation as quickly as possible, setting the stage for a significant congressional showdown over the fate of Secretary Mayorkas.


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