Mayorkas ‘no confidence’ vote blocked in Senate as House weighs impeachment

Senate conservatives unsuccessfully attempted to pass a resolution expressing a lack of confidence in Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who is likely to be impeached by the Republican-led House.

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), joined by several of his Senate colleagues, requested that the measure be adopted without a formal vote on Tuesday, but Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, objected.

The measure is a nonstarter in the Democratic-led Senate, but the vote served to register the disapproval of Republicans, who accuse Mayorkas of being derelict in his duties as border crossings reach record numbers. He was joined by Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rick Scott (R-FL), and other conservatives in a series of speeches made from the Senate floor.

“The Biden administration has for all practical purposes erased our southern border and embraced a structure of complete lawlessness, letting our national security
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