Cruz Says Senate Cannot Ignore Constitutional Process for Impeachment After Mayorkas Vote Tabled

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling on the Senate to follow constitutional process after a vote on whether to proceed with an impeachment trial for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was tabled.

House Republicans impeached Mr. Mayorkas over several issues—chief among them being border security, as an unprecedented number of illegal immigrants have been crossing the southern border. The Senate is responsible for holding impeachment trials, which can result in a guilty charge or acquittal.

In a Feb. 18 interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Mr. Cruz claimed that suspending consideration of the House’s pending articles of impeachment has never happened in the entire history of the United States.

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