House impeached Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas sending to Senate for trial


Important Takeaways:

  • The House of Representatives voted tonight to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for dereliction of duty in failing to secure the U.S. southern border. During his tenure under President Joe Biden, Mayorkas has overseen what has been described as an ‘invasion’ of the U.S. by illegal immigrants — with the total number of illegals in the country doubling from 10 million in 2021 to 20 million in 2024.
  • An initial attempt by the House to impeach Secretary Mayorkas last week failed after several key Members were absent, robbing the majority of the votes needed to pass the impeachment resolution. However, with Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) returning to Washington, D.C., after announcing his cancer was in remission, House leadership moved forward with a second vote, confident they had secured a majority for impeachment.
  • Now that the House has formally impeached Secretary Mayorkas, the Senate will convene to hold a trial and determine if the Biden appointee should be removed from office.
  • Under Mayorkas, the Department of Homeland Security has weakened border protection, including reducing the number of screening questions used for Chinese nationals encountered at the border from 40 to just five. The change has raised national security concerns that the Biden government is making it easier for Chinese intelligence agents to infiltrate the U.S. The unchecked flow of illegal immigrants has also led to acts of violence against law enforcement in some of America’s most populous cities.

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Acting DHS head says U.S. doing ‘great job’ getting economy back up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is doing “a great job” reopening the country after lockdowns to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said on Sunday, as infections continued to spike in some key states.

Wolf told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that the White House coronavirus task force was continuing to meet daily and the Centers for Disease Control had issued guidance to states on how to flatten the curve, including use of face masks.

“We’re seeing a number of states throughout the country in different phases, from phase one to phase three, trying to get this economy, trying to get the country back up and running. And we’re doing a great job at that,” Wolf told NBC.

In a separate interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Wolf said the White House task force was “on top of all of these outbreaks within state by state, county by county, whether it’s Arizona, Texas, Florida, a number of these states that are having hotspots.”

He said the Trump administration was surging medical equipment and staff, as well as individuals from the Department of Homeland Security, into areas that were seeing an uptick in infections, to better understand the causes of those outbreaks and support the state-led reopening efforts.

The United States has reported 2.26 million cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, which comprises nearly 26% of the global total of 8.81 million cases, according to a Reuters tally. Over 119,600 deaths have been reported in the United States.

He defended President Donald Trump’s decision to hold an indoor campaign rally in Oklahoma, where infections have also been rising but many attendees did not wear face masks.

“The president’s rally is a state in a phase three reopening, and so activities like this are allowed,” Wolf said in the NBC interview, adding, “It’s also a personal choice that people are making on the face coverings.”

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Nick Zieminski)