Democrats Erupt On Donald Trump Jr.

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( – Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sharply rebuked Donald Trump Jr. on Friday for his critique of three Senate Democrats who voted against the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Murphy expressed his views on social media, stating, “Your Friday morning reminder that Republicans are disingenuous when they lament about the border. They scrapped a robust, bipartisan border security bill simply because Trump wanted to maintain border chaos for his political advantage.”

Murphy’s comments were in response to Trump Jr.’s disparagement of Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). These senators, each facing significant reelection challenges this year, were accused by Trump Jr. of conforming to President Biden’s wishes by voting to dismiss this week’s impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas.

On the social platform X, Trump Jr. criticized, “Remember, when Casey, Tester, and Brown claim they are tough on the border, they just complied with Biden by voting to absolve Mayorkas without a trial. Their vote essentially supports the ongoing crisis at our southern border.”

These senators joined their Democratic colleagues in voting down two articles of impeachment, averting an extensive trial.

Murphy himself had been part of a bipartisan group, which included Senators Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), that had earlier negotiated and passed a border security measure in the Senate. This legislation, however, was subsequently halted in the House at the behest of former President Trump.

Efforts by Senate Republicans to delay Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) move to forego an impeachment trial were unsuccessful, failing along party lines.

The debate continues amidst Republican claims that under President Biden’s administration, there have been 7.5 million illegal crossings at the southern border. Democrats argue that the attempt to impeach Mayorkas is based more on policy disputes than on any substantial legal or constitutional violations that would justify such severe action.

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