Tonight, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02), Vice Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted against House Republicans’ second attempt at impeaching Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Last week, House Republicans failed to secure enough votes to impeach Secretary Mayorkas.


“For the second time in two weeks, House Republicans have forced this body to vote on the unprecedented impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas while failing to provide any evidence whatsoever that the Secretary has committed a high crime or misdemeanor.” said Congresswoman Ross. “This impeachment is based not on facts or evidence but on policy differences and the desire to score political points.


“Tonight’s vote was a partisan charade that fails to get us any closer to solving our country’s immigration challenges.  I voted against this sham impeachment and continue to urge my Republican colleagues to stop playing political games and finally get serious about solving real problems.”


Congresswoman Ross serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement. In a Judiciary Committee hearing last year, she questioned Secretary Mayorkas about the need for fair, humane immigration policies, including her legislation that would protect the children of long-term visa holders.