House committee to formally begin impeachment proceedings against Biden Homeland

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US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during a US Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in Washington, DC, on November 8, 2023.



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House Republicans will forge ahead with steps to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, a GOP source tells CNN.

The Department of Homeland Security reacted to the news on Wednesday, with spokesperson Mia Ehrenberg saying in a statement, “The House majority is wasting valuable time and taxpayer dollars pursuing a baseless political exercise that has been rejected by members of both parties and already failed on a bipartisan vote.”

“There is no valid basis to impeach Secretary Mayorkas, as senior members of the House majority have attested, and this extreme impeachment push is a harmful distraction from our critical national security priorities,” Ehrenberg added. “Secretary Mayorkas and the Department of Homeland Security will continue working every day to keep Americans safe.”

The latest development comes after the House voted in November to refer a resolution to impeach Mayorkas to the Homeland Security Committee in a 209-201 vote, with eight Republicans voting with Democrats.

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia filed a privileged resolution to impeach Mayorkas in November, forcing GOP leadership to schedule floor action on the measure.

Since retaking the House majority, Republicans have long sought to impeach Mayorkas over his handling of the Department of Homeland Security and the US border with Mexico. Greene’s move came as Republicans have been pushing for stricter border security provisions in any supplemental aid package.



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