House panel advances Mayorkas articles of impeachment

The House Homeland Security Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in the early morning hours Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle that tees up a floor vote as soon as next week.

In a daylong mark-up hearing that stretched past midnight, lawmakers voted along party lines to move ahead with impeaching Mayorkas for his handling of the southern border crisis. A majority vote of the full chamber would make him the first Cabinet official to be impeached since 1876.

President Joe Biden speaks about Hurricane Ian during a visit to FEMA headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Washington. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

“Today is a grave day. We have not approached this day or this process lightly. Secretary Mayorkas’s actions have forced our hand. We cannot allow this border crisis to continue. We cannot allow fentanyl to flood across our
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