GOP senators tell Mitch McConnell not to let Democrats derail Mayorkas impeachment trial

 February 21, 2024

The House of Representative voted last week to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his failure to control America's southern border.

According to Breitbart, Democrats and some Republicans don't have hinted that they don't want a Senate trial. That led a group of conservative lawmakers to put Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on notice.

Letter calls on McConnell to not let Democrats "shirk" their duty

As Breitbart reported, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee unveiled a letter that he and 12 other senators sent to McConnell on Tuesday.

"We call on you to join our efforts to jettison this approach by Democrats to shirk their constant duty, ensure that the Senate conducts a proper trial and that every Senator, Republican and Democrat, adjudicates this matter when the Senate returns," they wrote.

The lawmakers went on to point out that ignoring an impeachment by the House would be "an action rarely contemplated and never taken by the U.S. Senate in the history of our Republic."

The letter went on to stress that "if a similar strategy was contemplated by Senate Republicans while we were in the majority with a Republican occupying the White House, the opposition would be fierce and the volume from Democrats would be deafening."

Ted Cruz calls on Senate Republicans to "grow a backbone"

Among those who signed the letter was Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who recently pointed to Mayorkas' impeachment as an opportunity for Senate Republicans to make amends with disillusioned voters.

"I got to tell you, with the Mayorkas impeachment, you know what Schumer wants to do? He doesn’t even want to have a trial," The Hill quoted Cruz as telling Fox News on Sunday.

"And I got to say, look, if Republican leadership in the Senate doesn’t like the criticism, here’s an opportunity to demonstrate some backbone," he insisted.

"They could stand up and say, let’s have a trial. They can stand up and say, you cannot refuse to even follow the constitutional process for impeachment. You can’t dodge responsibility," Cruz declared.

Schumer calls Mayorkas impeachment "a new low"

Meanwhile, The Hill reported last week that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Mayorkas' impeachment as being "a new low."

"The one and only reason for this impeachment is for Speaker Johnson to further appease Donald Trump," the New York Democrat alleged.

"House Republicans failed to produce any evidence that Secretary Mayorkas has committed any crime," he went on to assert.

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