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House GOP reveals articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

The first article alleges Mayorkas participated in a "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law."

Published: January 28, 2024 9:39am

Updated: January 28, 2024 10:00am

House Republicans on Sunday released their articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The first article alleges Mayorkas participated in a "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law," while the second article says he breached the public's trust for his handling of the southern border amid record illegal immigration numbers.

The articles state that Mayorkas has "willfully and systemically refused to comply with Federal immigration laws" and "repeatedly violated laws enacted by Congress regarding immigration and border security."

A markup of the articles is scheduled for Tuesday after a multi-phase, year-long investigation into Mayorkas.

"Congress has a duty to see that the executive branch implements and enforces the laws we have passed," House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., said, according to The Washington Post. "Yet Secretary Mayorkas has repeatedly refused to do so."

After the House Homeland Security Committee's markup of the articles, they are expected to be sent to the full House for a vote. If the House votes to impeach Mayorkas, he could then go on trial in the Senate to potentially be removed. However, this is unlikely considering the body is controlled by Democrats. 

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