Michigan Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted en masse against the Republican resolution to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for high crimes and misdemeanors related to his oversight of the crisis on the country’s southern border.

The House narrowly passed the resolution Tuesday night by a 214-213 vote. A previous attempt to approve an impeachment resolution against Mayorkas fell short of the necessary votes last week.

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As they did last week, Michigan Reps. Hillary Scholten and Elissa Slotkin joined their Democratic cohorts in opposing Mayorka’s impeachment. They were joined by fellow Michigan Democratic representatives, including Rashida Tlaib, Debbie Dingell, Dan Kildee, Haley Stevens, and Shri Thanedar. All of Michigan’s Republican representatives supported impeaching Mayorkas.

Slotkin and Scholten voted against Mayorkas’ impeachment twice, despite previous pledges that both women were willing to overlook partisan differences to fix what both parties now acknowledge is a major national crisis.

“I took on immigration in my first floor speech of the New Year because it’s a critical American issue and top of mind for so many Americans – and now a live issue being debated at the Capitol,” Slotkin said last month. “I wanted to make clear that I’m willing to talk with anyone – Democrat or Republican – who wants to conduct common-sense negotiations. I’m willing to make progress, even if it’s not popular and even if plans are imperfect. And the truth is there’s a lot of bipartisan ideas out there. But we have to be honest that our immigration system is broken because of partisanship, because all sides – members of the House, the Senate and the White House – are pointing fingers at everybody else. There is a way out of this mess. It’s the same thing our constituents do every day, they go to work, they have negotiations, not everyone is happy, but they come up with a compromise,” said Slotkin.

According to her website, “Rep. Scholten is a leader on immigration issues in Congress having worked on immigration issues for more than 20 years both on the enforcement and community aid side of the crisis.”

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Scholten acknowledged Mayorka’s – some say deliberate – mishandling of the border crisis in a Feb. 6 news release in which she is quoted as saying: “We have a crisis at our borders–a national security crisis, a humanitarian crisis, and an economic crisis. So, I went to the border to see for myself how this crisis is playing out, and what we need to do about it,” she said.

Scholten continued: “I spoke with Border Patrol officers, detention center workers, including doctors, those providing humanitarian aid, and migrants themselves. One thing is clear– we cannot delay our efforts to address this crisis a single day longer. This is a red alarm emergency.”

Article I of the impeachment resolution states the case against Mayorkas, depicting him as a Secretary who has “willfully and systemically refused to comply with Federal immigration laws, in that: Throughout his tenure as Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas has repeatedly violated laws enacted by Congress regarding immigration and border security.”

Because of these alleged violations and “unlawful conduct,” Article I states: [M]illions of aliens have illegally entered the United States on an annual basis with many unlawfully remaining in the United States. His refusal to obey the law is not only an offense against the separation of powers in the Constitution of the United States, it also threatens our national security and has had a dire impact on communities across the country. Despite clear evidence that his willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law has significantly contributed to unprecedented levels of illegal entrants, the increased control of the Southwest border by drug cartels, and the imposition of enormous costs on States and localities affected by the influx of aliens, Alejandro N. Mayorkas has continued in his refusal to comply with the law, and thereby acted to the grave detriment of the interests of the United States.”