Durbin Votes to Dismiss Unjustified Articles of Impeachment Against Secretary Mayorkas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after voting to dismiss the two impeachment articles filed against U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas:

“This charade was nothing more than an attempt to politicize this solemn constitutional tool to distract from the very real fact that House Republicans are struggling to govern.  Neither article that we received from the House of Representatives contains any evidence that Secretary Mayorkas is guilty of ‘treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,’ or that he has failed in the exercise of his duties.  For those reasons, I voted to uphold the Constitution and the intentions of the Framers and quickly dispose of these unjustifiable articles of impeachment.”