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WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats today blocked Sen. John Kennedy’s (R-La.) attempts today to stop them from effectively dismissing two impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas without a full Senate trial. 

In order to dismiss the impeachment articles, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) claimed that no high crime or misdemeanor had been charged, meaning that the matter didn’t deserve a trial. 

Kennedy pointed out, however, that the House of Representatives impeached Mayorkas for lying to Congress, which is a federal felony and, therefore, a crime. Explained Kennedy, even though lying to the United States Congress is a felony, under the precedent that the majority leader and our Democratic colleagues established, it’s not a high crime [or] misdemeanor” in the eyes of Senate Democrats.

Democrats’ actions have established a new loophole for excusing officials for impeachable offenses.

“I'm trying to follow the Senate majority leader’s logic: What do you have to do to get impeached now? I mean, a felony is not sufficient [according to Democrats]. What’s above a felony?” added Kennedy.

Kennedy made three motions that would have prevented Senate Democrats from shutting down the impeachment proceedings without giving House impeachment managers the opportunity to present their evidence to Senators or Mayorkas the opportunity to defend himself against the impeachment charges.

I predicted that Sen. Schumer—for the first time in Senate history—was going to bury the articles of impeachment against a sitting official without a full trial, and he did. Democrats are destroying the Senate to keep Americans from seeing the evidence of how royally the Biden administration has screwed up our southern border—but the American people know a whitewash when they see it. 

“Americans can’t escape the evidence of the crime, drugs, human trafficking and suffering surging through the open border and into their neighborhoods and families,” said Kennedy. 

Kennedy also spoke about impeachment at a press conference yesterday, April 16. Watch those remarks here.