The House is preparing to vote Tuesday evening on impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
It marks the culmination of
months of attacks from GOP lawmakers against the Biden Cabinet official, whom they blame for the administration’s broader handling of border issues.
House Republicans have a slim majority to advance the impeachment articles and can’t afford one more defection, assuming all Democrats vote and oppose the measures.
GOP Reps. Ken Buck (Colo.) and
Tom McClintock (Calif.) have said they’ll vote against the effort.
The tight margin is another example of how the GOP’s slim majority is
making life difficult for House Republicans, The Hill’s Emily Brooks, Mychael Schnell and Rebecca Beitsch report.
- The impeachment resolution accuses Mayorkas of
“willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” regarding immigration and charges him with “breach of public trust.”
Impeachment opponents, including Mayorkas himself, have said impeachment enthusiasts have border policy disagreements with the administration but no constitutional basis for impeaching Mayorkas.
If the House impeaches Mayorkas, the Senate would then hold a trial. But members of both parties acknowledge such an effort — which would require two-thirds support — would go nowhere in the Senate.
Also possible today:
The House may also consider whether to move forward with the GOP’s stand-alone Israel aid bill as a larger package including aid to Ukraine, humanitarian assistance to Gaza, border funding and more seems unlikely to get anywhere.
Learn more about headwinds the standalone Israel aid bill faces here.
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