White House praises Senate's move to dismiss impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Courtesy: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Courtesy: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

(Washington, DC)  --  The White House is praising the U.S. Senate for dismissing two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  

A White House spokesperson said Wednesday that the Senate has "rightly voted down this baseless impeachment."  The dismissal ends a Republican effort to oust Mayorkas over the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. It was also the first time the Senate had voted to immediately dismiss impeachment charges passed by the House instead of holding a floor trial or sending them to a special committee for review.

Senator Kevin Cramer voiced his disdain for the dismissal in a statement to WDAY Radio.

“Alejandro Mayorkas is the face of President Biden’s reckless open borders. Only a drastic change in enforcement of the law will fix our gaping, ineffective immigration system. President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas have lost all credibility on this issue, and Senate Democrats took the unprecedented step of sweeping these impeachment articles under the rug," said Senator Cramer. "Every Senate Democrat voted to block multiple objections raised by Republicans, willfully burying the Secretary’s unlawfulness in procedural games. A partisan dismissal of the charges without holding any semblance of a trial is a dereliction of the Senate’s duty, and I’ll have no part in it.”