Mayorkas impeachment trial takes backseat to congressional spending fight

WEST SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — It’s been over a month since the House voted to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, but the Senate likely won’t consider a trial for the homeland secretary until lawmakers can square away their 2024 budget.

The House cast its historic vote to impeach Mayorkas on Feb. 13, charging him with high crimes and misdemeanors related to his handling of the southern border. However, the articles of impeachment have not yet been transferred over to the Senate for a trial, which Democrats are likely to dismiss quickly.

“We’ve not sent it over yet,” Johnson told reporters at the annual House GOP retreat at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia on Thursday. “And the very simple answer for that and the reason for it is because we’re in the middle of funding
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