In a historic and controversial vote, the Republicans of the House of Representatives dismissed the Minister of Internal Security, Mayorkas!

The Republican-led US House of Representatives convened on Tuesday night for a historic outcome.

The House of Representatives has dismissed Homeland Security Minister Alejandro Mayorkas for his failure to enforce border laws amid a high illegal immigration "crisis". The House accuses Mayorkas of "willfully refusing" to enforce border laws and "violating public confidence".

A First in 150 Years

It is the first time in nearly 150 years that a cabinet secretary has been dismissed, but the charges against him are expected to be rejected by the Democratic-majority Senate.

This historic move brought the two sides of American politics together. Some Republicans and many Democrats criticized the decision of the House of Representatives as being motivated by political disagreements and not related to specific crimes.

This decision is seen as historic as it is the second time the House of Representatives has dismissed a minister since the country's founding in 1876 after Belknap.

In a statement after Tuesday's vote, House Speaker Mike Johnson accused Mayorkasof"fueling the worst border disaster in American history."

Department of Homeland Security: "Accusations Unjustified"

"Without a shred of evidence or legitimate Constitutional justification, and despite bipartisan opposition, House Republicans have unfairly smeared a dedicated public servant who has spent more than 20 years enforcing our laws and serving our state," a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement in response.

"Secretary Mayorkas and the Department of Homeland Security will continue to work every day to keep Americans safe," the spokesperson said.

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