Mayorkas impeachment push met with cool reception by Senate GOP

House Republicans appear ready to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over what they say is his failure to enforce the country’s immigration laws.

But many of the Republican senators who would play jury to those charges are cool to the impeachment push.

The House took the first step in its proceedings against Mayorkas on Wednesday — a hearing building the case that he has been derelict in his duties at the border. Mayorkas has presided over a record number of crossings, and Republicans place blame squarely at his feet.

Senate Republicans share that frustration and have blocked funding for Ukraine unless the administration agrees to border reforms. Many of the chamber’s conservatives have even joined calls for his removal.

But within the ranks of the Senate GOP conference, there is a sense that the House’s anger is misplaced.
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