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H.Res. 608: Impeaching Antony John Blinken, Secretary of State, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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He would be the first Cabinet secretary impeached in 145 years.


A recent Washington Post article has called recent years, but particularly 2021, the “era of perpetual impeachment.”

In recent months, GovTrack Insider has covered attempts by Republicans in the House of Representatives to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for failure to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, and to impeach President Joe Biden — on his first full day in office, no less — for pursuing formal U.S. foreign policy goals with respect to Ukraine when he was vice president.

Since then, additional resolutions to impeach Biden — on other charges that have arisen since his inauguration — have been introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH7) with three Republican cosponsorsby Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX14) with two …

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Ralph Norman

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Aug 27, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Aug 27, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 27, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


14 Cosponsors (14 Republicans)



Aug 27, 2021

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H.Res. 608 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 608. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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