Senate kills articles of impeachment against Alejandro Mayorkas

Here’s what lawmakers on Capitol Hill are saying after the Democratic-controlled Senate voted to kill both articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.House GOP leadership: House Speaker Mike Johnson, Leader Steve Scalise, Whip Tom Emmer and Chairwoman Elise Stefanik said that Democrats have “issued their full endorsement of the Biden Administration’s dangerous open border policies” through this vote. “Secretary Mayorkas alongside President Biden has used nearly every tool at his disposal to engineer the greatest humanitarian and national security catastrophe at our borders in American history,” the statement said.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer: The trial was “frivolous and political,” he said, adding that “impeachment should never be used to settle policy disagreements.”Vulnerable Democratic Sen. Jon Tester: “Montanans want real solutions that secure the border, not partisan games from D.C. politicians,” he said. “It’s time for President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas to use their remaining executive authorities to help secure our border, and for Congress to pass bipartisan border security legislation to give law enforcement the resources and policy changes they have said they need to get the job done.”Sen. Steve Daines: The chair of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm warned that the GOP will use vulnerable Senate Democrats’ votes in the impeachment trial against them.“I don’t think this is the last time that voters in these key states have heard about this,” Daines told CNN.  CNN’s Haley Talbot and Morgan Rimmer contributed to the report.This post was updated with Schumer’s statement.

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