Cruz: Senate has constitutional obligation to hold impeachment trial of Mayorkas

(The Center Square) – A coalition of Republican senators is calling out Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, for his purported plan to table the impeachment charges against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Before Schumer adjourned the Senate on Thursday, Republican senators made their case for what they say is the Senate’s constitutional duty to hold an impeachment trial for the man House Republicans impeached on two counts, alleging he created the border crisis.

In his statement before the Senate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who began his law career as a clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, discussed the process, the constitutional requirement for the Senate to hold a trial, and the consequences if it doesn’t.

He began his remarks by saying, “There are times when the eyes of history are upon the United States Senate. This is one of those times. We are facing today
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