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U.S. Senate rejects impeachment articles against Mayorkas

The Senate dismissed all impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, ending the House Republican push to remove the Cabinet secretary from office over his handling of the the U.S.-Mexico border and shutting down his trial before arguments even began.

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VIDEO BY AP
The Senate opened the impeachment trial Wednesday of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border, with senators sworn in as jurors and signing an oath book.
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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is sworn-in before the House Committee on Homeland Security during a hearing on "A Review of the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 16.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., presides over the court of impeachment and prepares to swear senators in for the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is sworn in to preside by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., signs the impeachment book for Secretary of the Senate Sonceria Berry during the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., swears senators in for the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., swears senators in for the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., signs the oath book during the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson makes the proclamation during the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.
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SENATE TELEVISION VIA AP

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., presiding over the Senate acting as a court of impeachment, announces the results of the vote to adjourn the court of impeachment, at the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, April 17, in Washington.

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