On Mayorkas, Chuck Schumer Suddenly Doesn’t Like Impeachment Being Used for ‘Policy Disagreements’

2024-04-10 10:00:04

Now that Republicans are moving ahead with the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is suddenly warning that impeachment shouldn’t be used for policy disagreements.

That will be news to President Trump and his supporters. Also, this is not about a policy disagreement. It’s about the invasion at our southern border which has been allowed to happen.

Schumer is going to try to kill this impeachment.

The Washington Times reported:

Schumer vows to crush Mayorkas impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday that Democrats will move to derail an impeachment trial for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying the charges against him are bogus.

Mr. Schumer did not say exactly what method Democrats will use, but other senators said it could involve either tabling or moving to dismiss the case, which could be done through a majority vote.

Republicans decried the expected move that would be the first time in history the Senate shirked a duty to conduct a trial after the House impeached an official.

But Mr. Schumer said he considers the case against Mr. Mayorkas to be illegitimate, and he seemed confident of having the votes to succeed.

“We’re going to try and resolve this issue as quickly as possible,” Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, told reporters. “Impeachment should never be used to settle policy disagreements.”

Watch the clip below:

The Senate GOP is pushing back on Schumer, as they should. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) had some choice words for Schumer this week:

Kennedy on Democrats’ efforts to bury Mayorkas impeachment: “This is unconscionable”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined Republican colleagues in calling on Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to hold a full, fair trial in the Senate to consider the House of Representatives’ articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The House of Representatives has impeached Mayorkas for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” which are outlined in two articles of impeachment. The U.S. Constitution, within Article I, Section 3, Clause 6, vests the Senate with the sole power to “try all Impeachments.”

“A charitable interpretation of what Sen. Schumer is planning to do does not exist. It doesn’t. He is going to either make a motion to table or to dismiss the work done by the U.S. House of Representatives and our 200 plus year history,” explained Kennedy, in light of Senate Democrats’ apparent plans to bury the impeachment charges without a full trial.

The Senate has held a full trial in every impeachment except in four cases where the official was either removed or resigned, so dismissing or tabling the articles against Mayorkas would be unprecedented.

“I fully expect Senator Schumer to try to muddy up the water, to try to make it look deep, but this is really very simple: We’re either going to follow Senate custom, Senate rules and Senate history, or we are not,” Kennedy said.

“Now, originally, Senator Schumer had planned to do this on the Thursday when everybody is trying to get back to their districts. Isn’t that special? Wonder why he picked a Thursday. . . . This is unconscionable, people. This ranks right up there with getting rid of the filibuster. We’re either going to have a United States Senate as set up by our founders or we’re not, and that’s what’s going on here,” Kennedy concluded.

Watch the video of Kennedy’s comments below:

Featured image via C-Span video.


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