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Speaker Johnson, Impeachment Managers Call for Public Trial of Alejandro Mayorkas, Announce Date of Transmission of Impeachment Articles

by Minden Press-Herald

WASHINGTON — Today, Speaker Mike Johnson joined the House impeachment managers sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling on the Senate to expeditiously schedule an impeachment trial of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, following the House’s vote to approve two articles of impeachment against Secretary Mayorkas.

The impeachment managers are Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, Rep. Andy Biggs, Rep. Ben Cline, Rep. Andrew Garbarino, Rep. Michael Guest, Rep. Harriet Hageman, Rep. Clay Higgins, Rep. Laurel Lee, Rep. August Pfluger, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

In the letter, the Members also announced that the House would transmit the two articles of impeachment to the Senate on April 10th, 2024.

After sending the letter, Speaker Mike Johnson released the following statement:

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has violated the public trust and willfully refused to follow federal immigration laws. He deserves to be impeached and the American people demand that those responsible for the border crisis be held accountable.
 
“On April 10th, the House will send the Senate our duly passed articles of impeachment against Secretary Mayorkas.  If he cares about the Constitution and ending the devastation caused by Biden’s border catastrophe, Senator Schumer will quickly schedule a full public trial and hear the arguments put forth by our impeachment managers.”

In the letter, Speaker Johnson and the impeachment managers wrote:

The evidence on both charges is clear, comprehensive, and compelling, and the House’s solemn act to impeach the first sitting Cabinet official in American history demands timely action by the Senate…

The constitutional grounds for Secretary Mayorkas’ conviction and removal from office are well-founded, and the historical record is clear. The Framers of our Constitution gave Congress this authority for scenarios where executive branch officials, who are responsible for executing the laws passed by Congress, flout the law substituting their own judgment for that of Congress.

We call upon you to fulfill your constitutional obligation to hold this trial. The American people demand a secure border, an end to this crisis, and accountability for those responsible. To table articles of impeachment without ever hearing a single argument or reviewing a piece of evidence would be a violation of our constitutional order and an affront to the American people whom we all serve. 

Read the full text of the letter here

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