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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Thursday, April 18, 2024

GOP Senate candidates pounce on Dems for Mayorkas impeachment vote

Vulnerable Senate Democrats took a tough vote Wednesday in squashing impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and their GOP challengers wasted no time in their attacks. Why it matters: Polling consistently shows the border is one of the top issues for voters in 2024 as Democrats try to protect a fragile Senate majority. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) all face re-election and all voted to dispense with the impeachment charges. Democrats, who voted on party lines to declare the impeachment article unconstitutional, say Mayorkas did not commit any high crimes or misdemeanors. They argued Republicans were elevating policy disputes with the Biden White House to an unprecedented impeachment of a cabinet official. The big picture: The National Republican Senatorial Committee told Axios the lawmakers' votes against the impeachment will be used in campaign ads, on the trail and "in every other way possible," a spokesperson said. Ohio Republican Bernie Moreno argued Brown's vote was "shameful" and that he "sided with the Washington swamp." Montana Republican Tim Sheehy said on X that Tester "doesn't have the backbone to seal our border." Pennsylvania Republican Dave McCormick criticized Casey on X for voting "to allow Alejandro Mayorkas to escape accountability for the border chaos." The bottom line: Even if they didn't accomplish their goal of ousting Mayorkas, Republicans forced Democrats into a controversial vote that they will deploy on the campaign trail. For more information, visit us at https://www.beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com/.

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