Border Crisis Forces House GOP to Push for Impeachment of… ⋆ But is there any chance of success? ⋆ Flag And Cross


The complete unwillingness of the Biden administration to adequately assess and respond to the crisis at the southern border of the United States has been a rather poignant thorn in the side of border state lawmakers, and with no real reprieve to be had.

This, despite having attempted to appoint Kamala Harris as “border czar”, only to have the Vice President completely eschew that responsibility.

Now, with few choices left in order to produce some accountability for this abject failure, House Republicans are considering some drastic action.

Twenty Republicans on Tuesday demanded that the House move to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in the next Congress, another sign that border issues will play a major part of the Republican oversight agenda next year.

The lawmakers, led by GOP Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, accused Mayorkas of not taking seriously the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.


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“Secretary Mayorkas has released more than 1 million illegal aliens into the country,” said Biggs. “Most of these released illegal aliens will never be heard from again.”

Impeachment doesn’t appear terribly likely, however.

To impeach a federal official, the House must first pass a resolution presenting its case for whatever crime or misconduct was committed that requires removal from office, which can pass with a simple majority vote. After the House vote, the Senate sits in trial and the chief justice of the Supreme Court presides.

The Senate then votes whether to convict or acquit the individual. Two-thirds of the Senate, 67 votes if all are present, is needed to convict. Democrats will hold 51 seats in the Senate next year, making it impossible to convict Mayorkas or anyone else without help from 18 Democrats.

The border crisis was highlighted in stunning footage this week, as 1,000’s of migrants were seen performing a mass-crossing into El Paso.


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