House Republicans are expected to clasp a 2nd ballot to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas connected Tuesday, aft an first effort seeking to do truthful grounded past week. He is nan first Cabinet caput to look charges successful astir 150 years.
House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, has signaled he intends to bring nan 2 articles of impeachment against Mayorkas earlier nan House level arsenic early arsenic Tuesday evening. These articles were initially revenge by nan House Homeland Security Committee.
Their transition is acold from certain, however, arsenic nan GOP holds only a constrictive mostly successful nan chamber. While Majority Leader Steve Scalise has returned to nan enclosure aft being distant from Washington for crab care, moreover 1 different missing aliases weather-delayed lawmaker could forestall Republicans from impeaching Mayorkas for a 2nd time.
The chamber's Democratic members staunchly reason nan impeachment effort.
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Republicans are seeking to impeach Mayorkas complete failing to unafraid nan U.S.-Mexico separator and for many times telling Congress that nan Biden management maintained operational power contempt historical levels of migrant encounters and crossings.
The circumstantial article charges Mayorkas pinch having "refused to comply pinch Federal migration laws" and nan different of having violated "public trust."
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Last week, 3 Republicans opposed nan impeachment ballot successful nan last tally. Democrats remained united, and nan ballot grounded 216-214.
One Democrat, Rep. Al Green of Texas, who had been hospitalized for emergency abdominal surgery, made a astonishment presence and wheeled into nan enclosure successful scrubs and socks to ballot against it.
Johnson could push nan ballot later into nan week, should he wish to hold for nan result of Tuesday's typical predetermination successful New York to switch ousted Rep. George Santos from New York’s 3rd Congressional District — which could nonstop different Republican to Washington.
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Mazi Pilip, an Ethiopian-Israeli migrant and a erstwhile Israel Defense Forces soldier, is seeking to support nan spot reddish arsenic she fends disconnected a situation from her Democratic opponent, erstwhile Rep. Tom Suozzi, who served successful Congress from 2017 to 2023.
The effort comes arsenic separator information remains 1 of nan astir important issues for voters astir nan country.
Republicans, including statesmanlike front-runner former President Trump, person made nan rumor a attraction of their re-election campaigns successful November, erstwhile nan GOP is looking to support its mostly successful nan House of Representatives, arsenic good arsenic triumph backmost nan White House and nan U.S. Senate.
Trump has vowed to motorboat "the largest home deportation cognition successful American history" connected time 1 if he retakes nan White House.
"We person nary choice," Trump said astatine a rally successful South Carolina.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.