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Senate Votes To Dismiss Impeachment Charges Against Alejandro Mayorkas

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MayorkasThe Senate voted Wednesday to dismiss all impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, declaring them unconstitutional.

There were two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. Democrats voted to dismiss the first one in a 51-48 vote, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) voting “present.” They successfully dismissed the second one as well, despite Murkowski joining her party in voting to proceed with this one.

Democrats moved to table the charges outright because Mayorkas’ actions as homeland security chief don’t rise to the constitutional standard of high crimes and misdemeanors, a view that even some Republicans share.

In remarks on the Senate floor ahead of the votes, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the effort to oust Mayorkas “the least legitimate, least substantive and most politicized impeachment trial in the history of the United States.”

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