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Corrupt Senate Kills Mayorkas Impeachment Trial

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Well, like I’ve been trying to tell the Q-Anonsense crowd and the Trump idolators, the solution is YOU, not DC.  Exhibit A is the latest evidence that DC is organized crime, needs to be abolished and the criminals brought to justice… and I don’t mean a jell cell at our expense.  The US Senate has tanked the impeachment trial of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

National Review reports:

The Democratic-controlled Senate dismissed both articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, quashing the Republican push to remove the Cabinet secretary from office.

The Senate voted 51–49 along partisan lines to kill the second impeachment charge and 51–48–1 for the first impeachment charge. The upper chamber also voted 51–49 to end the short-lived trial, which began earlier Wednesday.

The House delivered both articles of impeachment to the Senate on Tuesday, two months after Republican congressmen voted to impeach Mayorkas for his failure to secure the border in the past three years. Mayorkas was the first cabinet secretary to be impeached in nearly 150 years.

House Republicans’ first article of impeachment accused Mayorkas of failing to enforce immigration and border security laws, and the second alleged he lied to Congress about the border being secure under his watch as the DHS secretary.

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) called both impeachment charges unconstitutional because he thought they did not rise to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors” required for the impeachment process. Schumer previously indicated he would quickly end the trial as soon as the articles of impeachment were delivered.

On the other hand, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said a “very unfortunate precedent” was set with Democrats’ quick dismissal of the charges and trial.

“By doing what we just did, we have, in effect, ignored the directions of the House, which were to have a trial,” McConnell said after the trial was adjourned. “We had no evidence, no procedure. This is a day — it’s not a proud day in the history of the Senate.”

CBS News‘ commentary was quite telling as they give the approved Mockingbird Media narrative despite what the law says.

The outcome of the trial was a foregone conclusion, given the Democratic control of the chamber. Nonetheless, Senate Republicans called on Democratic leaders to hold a comprehensive trial, and a handful of GOP lawmakers attempted to delay the proceedings. When Schumer tried to move forward with an agreement to allow for a period of debate after senators were sworn in, Missouri GOP Sen. Eric Schmitt objected, accusing Schumer of “setting our Constitution ablaze” by refusing to hold a full trial.

Without the agreement, Schumer then opted for a different path forward — asking senators to vote on a point of order over whether the first impeachment charge met the threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors” outlined in the Constitution. The move effectively blocked Senate Republicans from presenting their own points of order, which could have derailed the proceedings further.

Senators ultimately voted 51-48 along party lines that the first impeachment article was unconstitutional, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, voting present. On the second article, senators voted 51-49, with Murkowski joining her fellow Republicans. 

Before the votes, Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, argued that Schumer presented no evidence that the charge was unconstitutional and motioned to move the impeachment trial into a closed session for debate. His motion fell short. 

“The majority leader’s position is asking members of this Senate to vote on political expediency to avoid listening to arguments,” Cruz said. “The only rational way to resolve this question is actually to debate it, to consider the Constitution and consider the law.”

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media.

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