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The Nonsensical Impeachment of Alejandro Mayorkas

The Nonsensical Impeachment of Alejandro Mayorkas

When Donald Trump was impeached, and then impeached again, some Republicans warned that repeated uses of the process would lead to it being degraded and meaningless. House Republicans are now determined to prove that was true. Early Wednesday morning, the House Homeland Security Committee narrowly voted, along party lines, to advance articles of impeachment against Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security. The full body is expected to consider the impeachment next week. The entire thing is a fantasy. The impeachment is based on differences in policy, rather than any misconduct. Even as they move it forward, House Republicans are avoiding actual legislation on the matter, working to snuff out a bill that would actually affect the border. And if the Mayorkas actually is impeached, he is all but certain to avoid conviction in the Senate. Adam Serwer: The Supreme Court has itself to blame for Texas defying its orders No precedent exists for such an impeachment. In fact, only one Cabinet speaker has been impeached in American history. In 1876, War Secretary William Belknap …