House impeaches DHS Secretary Mayorkas for 'willful, systemic refusal' to follow federal law, 'secure' U.S.-Mexico border | 13 Feb 2024 | House Republicans impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday, reversing their failed vote on the extraordinary move a week ago - and setting up a showdown in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The House voted 214-213 to pass two articles of impeachment against Joe Biden's chief border enforcement officer on charges of "willful and systemic refusal to comply" with federal immigration law and lying to Congress about the border being "secure." Mayorkas, 64, is only the second Cabinet official to be impeached after Secretary of War William Belknap, who resigned in 1876 from President Ulysses S. Grant's administration hours before the House formally charged him with corruption. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has already named 11 GOP impeachment managers to make the case for conviction during a Senate trial: House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (Tenn.) and Reps. Michael Guest (Miss.), Michael McCaul (Texas), August Pfluger (Texas), Clay Higgins (La.), Ben Cline (Va.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Andrew Garbarino (NY), Harriet Hageman (Wyo.), Laurel Lee (Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), who authored the resolution.

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