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Mayorkas Impeachment

The House transmitted impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate. The delay last week was sparked by Senate Republicans to force the Senate to hold a trial, but indications are that Senate Democrats will still try to quickly dismiss or otherwise dispense with the two articles. Mayorkas is charged with "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law" and "breach of public trust" tied to the Biden administration's immigration policies. The House adopted two articles of impeachment in February by a 214-213 vote. Majority Leader Schumer said that the day after the articles arrive, Senators will be sworn in as jurors and Senate President Pro Temp Murray will preside over the chamber. Senate Majority Leader Schumer has declined to specify what will happen next, but Senators from both parties have said they expect Democrats to offer a procedural motion to dismiss or table the charges.