Romney calls for Senate debate on Mayorkas articles of impeachment

One of the leading Republican skeptics of the effort to remove Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the southern border is calling for debate on his impeachment as Democrats consider a quick dismissal of the charges against him.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who is retiring from the Senate in January, is one of a handful of Republican centrists who could vote with Democrats to dismiss the impeachment articles once senators are sworn in for what could be an abbreviated trial on Wednesday.

He previously said Mayorkas, who is charged with willfully ignoring federal immigration law, has not committed the “high crimes and misdemeanors” that would warrant impeachment.

But he, like other Senate Republicans, told reporters on Tuesday that he does not want to see the impeachment articles, which passed the House in
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