Forty-three Senate Republicans demand Schumer hold full Mayorkas impeachment trial – EVOL

Nearly the entire Republican conference is calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to ensure a full impeachment trial is held for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as the House prepares to transmit the articles of impeachment over to the Senate next week.

In a letter sent to Schumer, 43 GOP senators led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged the Senate to “uphold its constitutional responsibility to properly adjudicate the House of Representatives’ impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.”

Six Republicans did not sign the letter, including several who have questioned whether the House had presented enough evidence to prove Mayorkas committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” while enacting President Joe Biden’s border policies, such as Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT). 

Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Rand Paul (R-KY) did not sign the letter, although it’s unclear why they decided not to be part of the effort. Tuberville has been outspoken about the need for a full Senate trial, while Cassidy said this week that he would not support a measure to table impeachment charges.

The letter comes as Democrats have signaled they plan to dismiss the charges



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