GOP: Vulnerable Dems Will ‘Pay the Price’ for Mayorkas Vote

GOP: Vulnerable Dems Will 'Pay the Price' for Mayorkas Vote

GOP: Vulnerable Dems Will ‘Pay the Price’ for Mayorkas Vote

As predicted, the Senate dismissed the charges of high crimes and misdemeanors against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by a party-line vote on Wednesday with several Senate Republicans promising that vulnerable Democrats will “pay the price” come November.

The Republican-controlled House narrowly passed two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas by a single vote on Feb. 13. The House charged that Mayorkas has “willfully and systematically” refused to enforce existing immigration laws and breached the public trust by lying to Congress and stating that the border was secure.

The Senate voted 51-48 to dismiss the charges with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voting “present.” Wednesday was the first time in 225 years the Senate dismissed impeachment charges as opposed to holding a trial or creating a committee to review the articles brought by the House.

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