Schumer expected to move quickly to dismiss Mayorkas impeachment

Senate aides expect Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (D.N.Y.), to dismiss immediately the impeachment allegations against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, after the House impeachment manager present them next Monday.

A Senate GOP aide told a reporter that Schumer will schedule a vote to dismiss the charges or to put them on hold.

Schumer could also refer the matter before a special committee of evidence, but Senate Democrats are concerned that this could validate the two charges against Mayorkas which Schumer has called “a sham”, and “absurd”.

The impeachment of Mayorkas won’t consume much time in the Senate, according to a Senate GOP aide. He requested anonymity because the matter is sensitive.

Wait til AOC meets this Air Force Vet

When AOC and her progressive allies meet Air Force Veteran Col. Monique DeSpain, they’ll know that their days of deconstructing America are over. STAR PAC has put our full support behind Col. DeSpain. She has put her life on the line countless times to keep you safe and she’s ready to do it again. Do your part today to get this Col. DeSpain elected!

Wait til AOC meets this Air Force Vet
1776 Coalition Sponsored

There won’t be a trial. The aide said, “I don’t believe we’ll get a resolution to govern the process of the floor.”

The aide stated that Schumer will likely offer a dismissal motion or a table motion the day following the House impeachment managers officially presenting the charges to Senate on April 10,

A simple majority is required to pass any motion to dismiss the charges or to table them against Mayorkas. Democrats currently hold a 51 to 49 seat advantage.

The Republican Party may support a vote to dismiss articles of impeachment, since several GOP senators expressed doubts about the strength and credibility of the House GOP case against Mayorkas.

Susan Collins, R-Maine Senator, said Mayorkas seemed to “carry out the White House policies” but refused to reveal how she would vote as she was a jury in any trial.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, warned that a partisan fight over Mayorkas would “take us away from the important work we’re doing.”

In February, Sen. Mitt Mitt Romney (R Utah) told CNN that he was not going to dismiss the accusations against Mayorkas.

He said that if there was a difference of opinion on policy, the issue should be brought up with the president and not his secretary.

Schumer has criticised the House impeachment attempt for failing to present any evidence that Mayorkas had committed serious crimes and misdemeanors – the standard set by the Constitution for impeachment.

He told reporters that there was no evidence to suggest that he had committed any actions or activities which would warrant impeachment.

Laphonza Butler, a Californian senator, told reporters that she hoped the Senate would dismiss the charges of impeachment immediately.

She said: “Leader Schumer is not specific about how he plans to implement that, but let’s make it clear: this was an impeachment looking for a problem.”

She added, “I hope that we can dismiss this quickly and move on with the work of the American people.”

Even the most conservative Democrat senator in the Senate, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, dismissed the impeachment as “ridiculous,” and stated that he wanted to “get rid of it [the impeachment] as quickly as possible.”

Schumer’s Office has said that the impeachment procedures are expected to take at least two full days.

The next day, as we’ve said before, the Senate will swear in senators to serve as jurors for the trial after the House impeachment manager presents the articles of impeachment to it. Schumer’s Office said that Senate President Pro Tempore Patty Murray would preside.

Speaker Mike Johnson (R.-La. ) In a letter, Schumer and the House impeachment manager urged Schumer to conduct a full Senate trial.

They wrote: “We urge you to fulfill the constitutional duty of holding this trial.” “To present articles of impeachment before hearing any argument or reviewing even a small piece of evidence is a violation of the constitutional order and an insult to the American public whom we all serve.”

Mayorkas would need to be removed from office by a vote of two-thirds in the Senate.

John Thune, Senate Republican Whip (S.D.). Schumer has been asked to allow the House GOP prosecutor ample time to make their case on the floor.

The House of Representatives determined that Secretary Mayorkas had committed impeachable crimes. The United States Senate will be addressing this issue. Thune said at a weekly press conference of the Senate GOP leadership that he believed the Senate needed to conduct a trial.

Thune predicted, however, that “Democrats would try to dismiss it.”

According to some Republican Senate sources, Schumer could’ve referred the impeachment investigation to a Senate special committee for review. This would have allowed him to delay a vote on the floor until after Election Day.

The Senate did this in 2010 when the House impeached Louisiana judge Thomas Porteous.

This was the last impeachment that the Senate dealt with of a federal officer below the position of presidency.

Even some Republicans think that the charges against Mayorkas were weak.

Porteous was convicted by the Senate 90-6.