Senate Democrats Bend Rules To Keep Border Information From Coming Out At Mayorkas Impeachment Trial

Senate Democrats led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have taken the unprecedented action of terminating the impeachment trial of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas without conducting the trial required by the U.S. Constitution, triggering a strong reaction from constitutional law experts and conservative lawmakers outraged by the flagrant disregard for democratic laws from the party purportedly so concerned with the sanctity of “our democracy.”

As many have commented, the most likely reason for this extreme action to protect President Joe Biden’s head border official may well be the damaging information about the Democrats’ open borders policy and the real story hidden behind the scenes that would likely have voters up in arms.

On Wednesday Schumer and his Democratic colleagues declared both impeachment articles against Mayorkas unconstitutional. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the Senate has dismissed an impeachment without holding a trial or considering any evidence.

Andrew McCarthy a former chief assistant United States attorney and senior fellow at the National Review Institute stated “The Senate has no constitutional authority to rule that the articles approved by the House do not state impeachable offenses.” He emphasized that the House holds the sole power to determine what constitutes an impeachable offense.

Despite objections from Republican senators Schumer called for votes on “two points of order” that immediately dismissed all charges. He argued that the articles of impeachment did not rise to the constitutional level of “high crimes and misdemeanors” under any circumstance.

The backlash from Republicans came immediately with even RINO Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemning the action as a “very unfortunate precedent” that effectively undermines the House’s impeachment authority.

“This means that the Senate can ignore in effect the House’s impeachment,” McConnell added. Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) accused Schumer and Senate Democrats of “bulldozing hundreds of years of precedent.”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) pointed out that part of the breach of public trust count against Mayorkas was for a federal felony — lying to Congress. “What do you have to do to get impeached now?” Kennedy asked.

As Republicans now promise to use procedural hurdles to stall legislation in response to the terminated impeachment the ramifications of Democrats’ raw power move are already being felt. The decision to dismiss the impeachment trial without following the constitutional process has raised serious concerns about the erosion of checks and balances in the U.S. government.

It sets a troubling precedent that could have far-reaching consequences for future impeachment proceedings and the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches. The dismissal of the impeachment trial without due process has further deepened the partisan divide and raised questions about the integrity of the nation’s democratic institutions.