Sen. Johnson Joins Call for Senate Trial on Mayorkas Impeachment

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and 11 of their Senate GOP colleagues in calling for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to demand a Senate trial for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. In their letter, the senators highlighted the Senate's constitutional responsibility to conduct a thorough trial following the House's impeachment articles. 

“Our Republican colleagues in the House have recently passed two articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law, as well as the breach of public trust,” the senators wrote. “Those articles will soon be transmitted to the Senate. It is imperative that the Senate Republican conference prepare to fully engage our Constitutional duty and hold a trial.” 

Sens. Johnson and Lee were joined on this letter by Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

Full text of the letter can be found here.