Sen. Mike Lee Shuts Down Senate Business Until Mayorkas Impeachment Trial Begins

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has vowed to dismiss the impeachment charges against Joe Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The House impeached Mayorkas in February, but Schumer is refusing to even hold a trial. Rather than allowing Schumer to violate the Constitution and Senate rules like this, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has used a procedural rule to shut down the US Senate until a trial is held.

Mayorkas was impeached because of his steadfast refusal to enforce America’s immigration laws. Joe Biden should be impeached for the same thing since Mayorkas is acting on his orders and it is literally the duty of the Executive branch to enforce the laws passed by Congress and signed by previous presidents.

The dereliction of duty that has been the hallmark of Mayorkas’ time in office has resulted in the robbery, rape, and murder of countless Americans over the past three years as a never-ending flood of illegal invaders crosses our southern border. If any public official in modern history has deserved impeachment, it’s Mayorkas.

The Constitution is clear—the House can bring impeachment charges against an official, and then the Senate holds a trial to determine guilt or innocence. Chuck Schumer is acting like he can simply ignore the law, which is ironically why Mayorkas is being impeached.

Now that Sen. Lee has forced Schumer’s hand, House Republicans finally advanced their articles of impeachment against Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday afternoon. They’d been delaying sending the articles over until Senate Republicans could maneuver a way to force Schumer into holding the trial. It looks like Mike Lee figured it out.

Here is Sen. Lee’s speech announcing that he was shutting Senate business down until Schumer does his job: