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Senate votes to dismiss impeachment charges against Mayorkas

The two articles of impeachment were both rejected in party-line votes

The Senate voted Wednesday to dismiss two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, which allege he mismanaged an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Both votes were along party lines.

The impeachment trial came to a close a little more than three hours after it started, following a GOP senator's move to quickly quash an offer for limited debate and the creation of an impeachment committee, marking a rapid close to the first impeachment of a sitting Cabinet secretary.

A spokesperson for Mayorkas released a statement highlighting the dismissal of the charges as further indication that "there was no evidence or Constitutional grounds to justify impeachment."


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