House Republicans’ impeachment case against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, boils down to a simple allegation: that he has broken the law by refusing to enforce immigration statutes that aim to prevent migrants from entering the United States without authorization, reported The New York Times.
The Homeland Security Committee approved articles of impeachment against Mr. Mayorkas on a
party-line vote early Wednesday morning, setting the stage for a vote of the
full House next week. If impeached, he would be only the second cabinet
secretary to receive that punishment in American history, the first in 148
years and the only one to be indicted by Congress for nothing more than
carrying out the policies of the president he serves.
Republicans have moved forward with the process even
though constitutional scholars, past secretaries of homeland security and even
some former legal advisers to former President Donald J. Trump have noted that
nothing Mr. Mayorkas is accused of rises to the level of high crimes and
misdemeanors, the standard for impeachment laid out in the Constitution.
The G.O.P. argues that the secretary’s failure to
uphold certain aspects of immigration law is itself a constitutional crime. But
in the United States, the president and his administration have wide latitude
to control the border, and Mr. Mayorkas has not exceeded those authorities.
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