House Republicans to hold hearing on impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

Members of the House Homeland Security Committee are meeting Tuesday to discuss the Republican-led impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

House Republicans accuse Mayorkas and the Biden administration of disregarding federal laws on immigration and seek to make Mayorkas the second Cabinet official impeached in U.S. history. Tuesday’s hearing is another step toward a formal vote to impeach Mayorkas in the full House, which could come as soon as next week, a source close to the impeachment proceedings said.

Mayorkas and Democrats have pushed back, arguing that the impeachment effort is political.

According to the first impeachment article set forth by House Republicans, Mayorkas “has willfully and systemically refused to comply with Federal immigration laws.” Republicans blame Mayorkas for allowing millions of people to enter the country illegally, “with many unlawfully remaining” in the U.S., according to the articles.