Sen­ate GOP plots ‘max­i­mum pain’ for Democ­rats dis­miss­ing May­orkas impeach­ment tri­al

Senate GOP plots ‘maximum pain’ for Democrats dismissing Mayorkas impeachment trial

Democ­rats appear to have the votes need­ed to dis­miss an impeach­ment tri­al for Home­land Sec­re­tary Ale­jan­dro May­orkas, but Repub­li­cans plan to make that dis­missal as painful as pos­si­ble with a series of maneu­vers designed to slow down busi­ness on the Sen­ate floor.
The cham­ber will receive the two arti­cles of impeach­ment against May­orkas, who stands accused of will­ful­ly ignor­ing fed­er­al immi­gra­tion law, some­time next week. As of now, the ten­ta­tive plan is for House man­agers to walk them over on Tues­day, accord­ing to three GOP sen­a­tors briefed on the mat­ter.
Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer (D‑NY) will swear sen­a­tors in as jurors for what ordi­nar­i­ly would be a tri­al of May­orkas, but he is wide­ly expect­ed to move to table the arti­cles, which Democ­rats have dis­missed as polit­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed.
Such a tac­tic would allow Democ­rats to avoid a drawn-out spec­ta­cle that would draw atten­tion to the cri­sis at the south­ern bor­der, an iss …