Tuberville Calls for Full and Fair Impeachment Trial

“How many more Americans have to die before Democrats take the invasion at our border seriously?”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement regarding the articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“I’m calling on Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to hold a full and fair impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Secretary Mayorkas has intentionally failed to secure the border in the three years since his swearing in. I will be voting to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable.

“The border is the worst in U.S. history, with at least nine million people entering illegally since Joe Biden took office. This is more than a crisis. This is an invasion facilitated by the Biden Administration – one which impacts every city and state across the country. 22-year-old Laken Riley in Georgia. 12-year-old Travis Wolfe in Missouri. Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd. These Americans were all murdered by illegal aliens. Their blood is on the hands of Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas.

“I expect Senate Democrats will try to table the articles of impeachment and sweep Biden’s border bloodbath under the rug. Every Democrat in the House already voted to save Mayorkas’ job, effectively endorsing the crisis at the border. How many more Americans have to die before the Democratic Party takes seriously the drugs, human traffickers, murderers, and terrorists flooding across the border? 

“In the 235 years since the birth of our great nation, articles of impeachment have never been tabled, and we must not do that here. The families of Laken Riley, Travis Wolfe, and Trooper Gadd deserve a full and fair trial. It’s time for Secretary Mayorkas to finally be held accountable.”


In February 2024, Senator Tuberville joined his Republican colleagues in sending a letter calling for a full and immediate impeachment trial of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Senator Tuberville supports common-sense policies that strengthen our border and national security like building the wall and reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the Remain in Mexico policy. Senator Tuberville has spoken about his concerns on the floor of the U.S. Senate and called on the Biden administration to act. In September 2023, Senator Tuberville helped introduce the Secure the Border Act of 2023, the Senate companion of the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, commonly known as H.R. 2. 

During his first three years in the United States Senate, Senator Tuberville has made multiple visits to the southern border and worked on many legislative initiatives to secure the border, including giving law enforcement the tools needed to keep our communities safe and reforming immigration law to crack down on abuse and discourage illegal immigration.

In March 2024, Senator Tuberville cosponsored the Laken Riley Act, legislation that would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to arrest illegal aliens who commit theft, burglary, larceny, or shoplifting offenses and would mandate that these aliens are detained until they are removed from the United States so they cannot commit other crimes.

Senator Tuberville slammed Joe Biden ahead of his State of the Union speech for remaining silent about Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens. Following the tragic death of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley, Senator Tuberville delivered a floor speech urging Democrats to take action to prevent other Americans from being murdered at the hands of illegal aliens. He subsequently penned an op-ed concerning this same issue. Sadly, a few weeks later, he gave another floor speech after another American was killed by an illegal alien.

In December 2023, Senator Tuberville called on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement to overhaul its harmful and deficient policies regarding the treatment of unaccompanied alien children in the United States.

In November 2023, Senator Tuberville cosponsored the Southern Border Transparency Act. The legislation would force DHS to increase its reporting of data about illegal immigrants entering the country, in turn providing greater transparency to the American people.

In August 2023, Senator Tuberville called on the Department of Defense to halt the sale of border wall construction materials after reports that the Department was moving quickly to dispose of the parts in violation of law.

In July 2023, Senator Tuberville introduced a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to strike down President Biden’s Circumvention of Lawful Pathways rule, which funnels illegal immigrants into unlawful parole programs that DHS established without Congress’ consent. This funneling effect has allowed, and encouraged, more people with weak or non-existent asylum claims to enter the U.S.

In May 2023, following the expiration of Title 42, Senator Tuberville reintroduced The Empowering Law Enforcement Act, which would grant state and local law enforcement inherent immigration enforcement authority to investigate, identify, apprehend, arrest, detain, or transfer an illegal immigrant who has entered the U.S. Additionally, this legislation would provide the DHS Secretary flexibility on how long a criminal alien may be detained, extending the current 180-day period to ensure violent criminals are not released back into communities.

In March 2023, Senator Tuberville introduced the Border Safety and Security Act to protect Americans by combatting the border crisis created by President Biden’s immigration policies. The legislation puts more responsibility on the DHS Secretary and gives increased authority to state attorneys general to hold DHS accountable if the Department fails in its duty to restrict entry and detain illegal immigrants.

Also in March 2023, Senator Tuberville cosponsored the Stopping Border Surges Act to address loopholes in our immigration system that encourage vulnerable immigrant populations to take dangerous, illegal paths of entry into the United States. The legislation includes reforms that would reduce unsustainable surges of illegal immigrants, strengthen our asylum process, eliminate the incentive to send children to the border, and dampen the exploitative power of coyotes and cartels.

In 2021, Senator Tuberville introduced his first piece of legislation as U.S. Senator, which would require DHS to issue notices to appear to every single person paroled or released into the U.S., after media reported on the border becoming so overrun that Customs and Border Protection officers were forced to quickly release illegal immigrants into U.S. communities with no follow up for a date in immigration court.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.