Mayorkas becomes first Cabinet secretary impeached since 1876 --House votes to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas over border crisis | 13 Feb 2024 | Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been impeached by the House of Representatives. A Cabinet secretary has not been impeached by the U.S. Congress since 1876. The office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Mayorkas's impeachment trial will begin later this month. Tuesday evening's vote marked House Republicans' second attempt at impeaching Mayorkas. GOP lawmakers targeted the Biden official over the ongoing migrant crisis at the U.S. border, accusing him of deliberately flaunting existing immigration law and worsening the situation.

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