Senate Receives Mayorkas Impeachment Articles

April 17, 2024

The House formally transmitted articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during yesterday’s session, and senators are slated to be sworn in as jurors today. While details on how Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to proceed have been scant, it is widely expected that the Senate will move to dismiss the case before a full trial given skepticism on both sides of the aisle. As of now, Democrats and Republicans are still negotiating on a “time agreement” that would allow floor debate on certain procedural motions before a vote to dismiss, but it is unclear how long this process will take.