On Wednesday, the effort to impeach U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for failing to secure the southern border was rejected in the Senate after the House voted to move ahead with the legal proceedings.

The House voted in February to impeach Mayorkas over his inability or unwillingness to mitigate the flow of illegal aliens into the United States.

"To my Democratic colleagues — have you read the heartbreaking stories of innocent Americans who have been murdered by illegal aliens?" U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said before the vote. "Are you concerned about the safety of your spouses, children, nieces, or nephews? Secretary Mayorkas MUST be held accountable."

The House sent two articles of impeachment to the Senate, which every Democrat voted to dismiss, much to the displeasure of Alabama's Republican delegation.

"Today, Senate Democrats unanimously voted to block the American people from getting the truth about the border crisis created, fueled, and facilitated by the Biden Admin," U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) posted on X. "This is a stain on the institution of the Senate and a slap in the face to every family that's been devastated by this crisis."

In another post, she said, "This is the day that impeachment died. Today, Senate Democrats set a terrible precedent for this institution and the country. It'll be a lasting disservice to our Republic."

In a post Thursday morning, Tuberville added that Democrats should feel ashamed for shielding Mayorkas from impeachment.

"Yesterday, all 51 Senate Democrats blocked the impeachment trial of Secretary Mayorkas, endorsing the humanitarian CRISIS at our southern border," he said. "Secretary Mayorkas INTENTIONALLY failed to do his duty to protect Americans. Democrats should be ashamed."

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) said it was the most obvious case for impeachment in America's history.

"If Alejandro Mayorkas doesn't deserve to be impeached and convicted in the Senate, then no one in the history of our nation has ever deserved to be impeached and removed by the Senate," he posted on X.

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said, "I am extremely disappointed in the Senate for dismissing the articles of impeachment against Secretary Mayorkas. Mayorkas has been complicit in allowing the invasion at our border, resulting in Americans being put in harm's way. Evidently, Democrats don't care."

Editor's note: Tuberville's response to the failed impeachment was added after he posted it to X Thursday morning.

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