“It’s charades like this that make people hate Washington.”


Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate began impeachment proceedings against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Senator Fetterman released the following statement in response:

“The House GOP can’t seem to grasp that impeachment is a constitutional tool reserved for cases of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ not political vendettas. These efforts by Speaker Johnson and the House GOP to cheapen a solemn process like impeachment for political gain set a bad precedent and divert attention from the real problem: the crisis at our border.

“This stunt is nothing more than bad performance art and a waste of time. House Republicans are doing everything they can to turn the United States Congress into the Jerry Springer Show. It’s charades like this that make people hate Washington.

“Let’s get to work, pass a bill to secure our border, and do our jobs.”

Fetterman has been clear that he supports comprehensive immigration reform to address the crisis at the border. He has repeatedly called out Republicans for walking away from the February deal and urged them to return to the negotiating table to secure the border.

Senator Fetterman believes we must reject the false choice between strong borders and a system that treats people with dignity. America can and must have both – a system that is strong, secure, and humane. He supports investments to strengthen the borders and prevent the flow of illegal drugs into our country. He also supports commonsense reforms to provide pathways to citizenship, including for frontline workers, small business owners, and young people who have only known this country as their home.

Along with providing pathways to citizenship, Senator Fetterman supports protecting Dreamers from deportation and granting permits that allow them to continue contributing to our society through work, education, and community involvement, just as they have done for decades.