House Impeaches DHS Secretary in Second Vote

The two articles of impeachment are related to border security and immigration.

Members of the House of Representatives voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after failing to secure enough votes in their first attempt last week. The two articles of impeachment state that Secretary Mayorkas has refused to enforce immigration laws “willfully and systematically“ and that he has “breached the public trust“ in his false testimony and obstruction of congressional oversight.

House Speaker Mike Johnson said that the DHS secretary was responsible for “fueling the worst border catastrophe in American history.”

This is only the second time in the nation’s history that a Cabinet member has been impeached. The first was Secretary of War William Belknap who was accused of corruption by the House. He was acquitted by the Senate.

Representative Tom McClintock of California was one of the House majority who voted against the impeachment, stating, “Mayorkas is guilty of maladministration, but that is not grounds for impeachment.”

After the impeachment passed in the House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office stated, “The House impeachment managers will present the articles of impeachment to the Senate following the state work period. Senators will be sworn in as jurors in the trial the next day. Senate President Pro Tempore Patty Murray will preside.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Speaker Johnson and members of the House as they take up measures and legislation.
  • For members of the Senate as they prepare to try the DHS secretary on the impeachment articles.
  • For God’s purposes to be accomplished in the United States.

Sources: ABC News, Daily Wire


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