The GOP leader of the House, Mike Johnson, and Democratic leader of the Senate, Chuck Schumer, are moving forward with impeachment proceedings.


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Schumer (D-N.Y.) has provided an update on the upcoming impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, including information on when the House impeachment managers will present the articles of impeachment in the Senate.

According to The Epoch Times, Schumer revealed in a letter to fellow Democrats on April 5th that the Senate will welcome the House impeachment managers on April 10th. On this day, they will present the articles of impeachment against Mr. Mayorkas to the Senate.

The letter said, “Please be advised that all Senators will be sworn in as jurors in the trial the day after the articles are presented, and Senate President Pro Tempore Patty Murray will preside,” adding that Democratic senators’ attendance next week in the chamber “is essential.”

Johnson informed Schumer last week that the House intends to deliver the articles of impeachment against Mayorkas to the Senate on Wednesday. Schumer’s memo to members said that they will be sworn in on April 11.

“The House impeached Mayorkas on February 13 by an extremely narrow margin, making him the first Cabinet secretary to be impeached in almost 150 years,” CNN reported.

“House Republicans impeached Mayorkas last month after failing to do so on their first try, a stunning loss that came about after GOP defections and absences sank the initial floor vote. Republicans have sought to use the impeachment of Mayorkas’ to spotlight the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border, as the conference has faced building pressure from their base to hold President Joe Biden and his departments and agencies accountable over immigration and border security policies,” the outlet added.

Although Schumer hasn’t outlined the trial’s proceedings in his chamber, it’s improbable that the Democratic-controlled Senate will convict Mayorkas.


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