Lummis, Colleagues Lead Call for Senate Trial for Mayorkas Impeachment

February 20, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and her colleagues led a letter to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to demand a Senate trial for U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas’ impeachment, highlighting the Senate’s constitutional obligation to conduct a thorough trial following the House impeaching him earlier this month. 

“Under Secretary Mayorkas’ failed leadership, dangerous cartels have assumed control of the southwest border, rolling out the red carpet for people on the terror watchlist and flooding our communities with lethal drugs. We cannot allow him to continue to hide from the consequences of this administration’s open-door policies,” said Lummis. “The Senate has a constitutional obligation to conduct a thorough trial which examines the Secretary’s willful and repeated refusal to uphold the law, and I urge Republican leadership not to stand idly by as Senator Schumer attempts to sweep this dereliction of duty under the rug.”

Senator Lummis joined Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Rick Scott (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), J.D. Vance (R-OH), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Ted Budd (R-NC) in sending the letter.

Text of the letter can be found here.