The House Rules Committee has decided, with an 8-4 vote, to advance the Alejandro Mayorkas impeachment case to the House floor for a full vote.
H. Res. 863 outlines the impeachment proceedings against DHS Secretary Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas for high crimes and misdemeanors.
The House Rules Committee made this announcement via X late Monday night.
🚨NOTICE OF ACTION🚨— House Rules Committee (@RulesReps) February 6, 2024
The Committee granted, by a recorded vote of 8-4, a rule providing for consideration of H. Res. 863 and H.R. 485.
Thanks to @HomelandGOP and @HouseCommerce for their testimony tonight. pic.twitter.com/dgbk3v2JDM
The vote will take place on Thursday.
Just The News reported:
The House Rules Committee on Monday approved a rule permitting the lower chamber to consider the articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The committee voted 8 to 4 to approve the rule, which also provided for the consideration of an unrelated healthcare bill. The panel’s decision means the articles could face a vote as soon as Tuesday.
“I take no pleasure in our actions today. But Secretary Mayorkas’ actions – both in his intentional refusal to enforce our laws and abandoning the confidence of Americans– require us to act,” panel Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., said, according to the New York Post. “Secretary Mayorkas has refused to uphold his oath of office. If he will not do his duty, then unfortunately, the House must do its constitutional duty.”
The articles secured the backing of the Homeland Security Committee last week in an 18-15 vote. Republicans have accused Mayorkas of a “breach of trust” and a “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” in relation to his handling of the unprecedented influx of alien arrivals at the southern border.
Watch @RepMarkGreen take a brief moment to set the record straight ⬇️@HouseGOP is not impeaching Secretary Mayorkas for maladministration.— House Rules Committee (@RulesReps) February 5, 2024
He has broken the laws enacted by this very body and has clearly lost the public trust.
That alone warrants impeachment. pic.twitter.com/1HjcOdiHQD