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Tuberville says Mayorkas trial was a sham – ‘the worst four hours I have spent up here in three years’

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate considered the impeachment brought by the House of Representatives against U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, led by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), voted to dismiss the charges against Mayorkas in a party-line vote.

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville was livid at what he considered to be a refusal by the Senate to do their constitutional duty.

Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined “Frontline” with Carl Higbie on Newsmax to respond to Wednesday’s swift dismissal of the House’s case against Mayorkas.

“Whether it was a three-ring circus or kangaroo court or organized grabass. I’m telling you, it was the worst four hours that I’ve spent up here in three years that I’ve been a United States Senator,” Tuberville said.

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“But, here’s what you gotta’ look at. This is not just Mayorkas on trial here. This is every Democrat in the House, in the Senate, and in the White House. They have orchestrated and pushed this open border, globalist system for the past three and a half years, and hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives, but they could care less. They want power. And that’s what this is all about. So, if they put Mayorkas on trial, they were also on trial today.”

Tuberville also gave remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate after the impeachment trial was canned by Democrats:

Schumer said that Mayorkas did not commit any high crimes — and that holding a trial in the Senate would be a dangerous precedent.

“We’re supposed to have debates on the issues, not impeachments on the issues,” said Sen. Schumer in a press conference after the vote. “We are not supposed to say that when you disagree with someone on policy, then that’s suddenly a high crime and misdemeanor. That would degrade government. The dangerous precedent is not the one that Republicans are talking about. But the one of letting impeachment take the place of policy disagreements. Cabinet person after Cabinet person could be subject to this — we cannot have that happen.”

Tuberville disagrees.

“Well, he just said that there wasn’t a high fault of a felony,” Tuberville said. “It was not high crimes. He kept telling everybody, ‘This was just something that just happened.’ If this wasn’t high crimes, I don’t know what it is. It is absolutely ridiculous how he tried to portray this.”

“This has never happened in the United States Senate,” Tuberville continued. “You know, when the majority was held by the Republicans and Donald Trump came up for impeachment twice—they held a trial. That’s what you do. That’s what we get paid for. If somebody does something wrong, we hold them to the highest degree with a law. And we did not do that today because as I said, again, every Democrat should have been on trial today. Every Democrat in the House, in the Senate, and in the White House should have been on trial today because of what they’ve done at the border. It is an absolute disaster, and it’s gotten thousands of people killed.”

The short hearing ends months of efforts by Republicans to use the impeachment process to highlight the conditions on the southern border and highlight the fact that the administration is not enforcing immigration laws that are on the books.

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