Mayorkas impeachment: Major questions remain ahead of Senate vote to hold trial

All eyes are on the Senate, where in just days, lawmakers will decide whether to proceed with a trial on the conviction and removal of Alejandro Mayorkas as President Joe Biden’s top border official.

Mayorkas was not only the first secretary at the Department of Homeland Security to be impeached by the House on Feb. 15 but also the first Cabinet official to be indicted by the House in 150 years.

Many questions remain in the lead-up to the Thursday proceedings, including if Democrats have the votes to potentially avoid going to trial altogether and if Republicans intend to rally together.

Will Mayorkas face a trial?

House managers in the case will deliver the two articles of impeachment to the upper chamber on Wednesday, nearly two months since the lower chamber impeached Mayorkas.

Senate procedures dictate that the upper chamber meet
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