GOP Lays Groundwork For Possibly Impeaching Mayorkas

The Homeland Security Secretary could be impeached if the hearings reveal proof of his "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Senior House Republicans are building a case against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Significant Committee Chairmen are getting ready to hold hearings regarding the problems at the southern border, which Republicans believe could serve as an opportunity to impeach Mayorkas.

The House Judiciary Committee would have the final say over an impeachment resolution and they are prepared to move forward with formal proceedings if there is a consensus within the GOP conference.

The first Committee hearing on the border is expected to come later this month, or early February.

Mayorkas could be impeached if the hearings reveal proof of his “high crimes and misdemeanors” related to his actions regarding security and immigration.

It is rare for a cabinet secretary to be impeached, and has only occurred once in U.S. history.