Republicans press Mayorkas in tense faceoff one day after Senate dismissed impeachment articles

Republicans took off the gloves in their first face-to-face meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas since Senate Democrats dismissed the articles of impeachment against the Biden administration official a day earlier.

Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee pressed Mayorkas on Thursday, hounding him over his handling of the southern border crisis during a hearing on the department’s fiscal 2025 budget request.

“Do you ever, when you go to bed at night, do you have any regrets? Do you have any remorse for your complicity in these crimes you have as your open border policies aided and abetted the murder of Americans?” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked Mayorkas. “People lost their loved ones because of this catastrophe, this open border policy. Do you have any remorse? Do you have any regrets?”

Mayorkas said he empathized
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