Daines Calls for Full Impeachment Hearing on Secretary Mayorkas on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss the impeachment of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Daines called on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to hold a full impeachment trial and highlighted Mayorkas’ failures at the southern border.

Watch Daines’ remarks HERE.

Daines on Mayorkas’ Impeachment Trial in the Senate:

I’m not surprised, first of all, that Chuck Schumer was hoping those articles would come to the Senate this week on a Thursday afternoon so they could get buried for the weekend. The Democrats don’t want to talk about this. Look, the House has spoken. It was a yearlong process of hearings, a lot of investigations. They voted to push two articles of impeachment over to the United States Senate. We have a Constitutional responsibility. We are accountable to the American people to have a trial. We now sit as jurors. Mayorkas has been impeached. The question is, should he be removed from office or not? That is what the will of the Senate will determine. So, we need to have full accountability, take it into full daylight here in front of the American people. It’s the number one issue, Neil, for voters across the country. It’s not just a Republican issue; it’s Republicans, Independents and Democrats that are seeing this invasion on the southern border, these illegal migrants coming across. And this is not an immigration debate, this is a national security debate, as we’re looking at the terror threat right now in this country because of Joe Biden’s chaos and open border policies.

Daines on the House’s Delay to Deliver Articles of Impeachment:

Whether it gets shipped over to us on Wednesday for the beginning of the impeachment on Thursday, literally we will be sat down in the Senate chamber, we will be sworn in, we will sign a book as jurors. We sit as a jury for these articles of impeachment sent to us by the House. I think it’s a good thing that it’s going to come over on Monday. That way wehave the week in front of the American people to have this deliberation. It’ll be a very important vote because Schumer wants to bury this. He doesn’t want to talk about this anymore. The American people want accountability. They’re exasperated. We see what’s going on. This is a solvable problem. Mayorkas should be held accountable for what’s happened. The Senate will be the jurors next week. It will be in front of the American people, as it should be.

Daines on the Need for Accountability from the Biden Administration:

Let’s be clear, Neil. He has been impeached. The House has impeached Mayorkas. Now the question is the trial. We sit as jurors. So, if one of my colleagues decides that they don’t want to convict Mayorkas, that’ll be their choice as a U.S. Senator, but we need to have the trial. Look, I mean, if, as a juror, you need to look at the evidence as any thoughtful juror would. I’ll trust the judgment of my colleagues. But look, the reality is, the Democrats control the majority of United States Senate. It’s highly likely that Schumer will try to dismiss this outright upfront and never have a trial. He realizes that this is a political crisis for the White House and for every single Senate Democrat who has supported President Biden’s open border policies, these policies that President Trump had put in place that were working that Joe Biden reversed and stopped. This is a solvable problem. For me, as a father of four, now a grandfather of six, I’m very concerned about the national security threat that’s presented by this open border. We have a serious terrorism threat that’s occurring as a result of now nearly 10 million illegals who have come across the border, many on the FBI terror watch list. This is a national security issue, the American people are exasperated. They want something done. There’s a chance for us to put this out in full display with a trial in the United States Senate to show the evidence of what’s been going on with the Biden Administration of why we’re at this point in our history.