House delivers Mayorkas impeachment articles to divided Senate

House lawmakers walked articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday afternoon as Republican House managers prepare their case before the Democratic-controlled upper chamber.

The delivery of the two articles comes slightly more than two months since the House impeached Mayorkas for refusing to enforce the law and a breach of public trust for his actions throughout the border crisis.

The group of House managers stepped into the Senate chamber shortly after 2:30 p.m.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) read the entirety of the articles before the Senate. Green’s committee held a lengthy investigation throughout 2023 that examined if Mayorkas was derelict of duty throughout the border crisis. More than 9 million illegal immigrants have been encountered at the southern border under Mayorkas, who was tapped by President Joe Biden
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