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20 House Members Demand Eric Holder’s Impeachment

November 15, 2013
Matthew Boyle
11/15/2013
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DepartmentOfInjusticeOn Thursday, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) officially introduced his Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder.

The resolution cites a string of allegations against Holder, such as involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and various drug laws, refusal to prosecute IRS officials responsible for leaking confidential GOP donor tax information, and misleading testimony before Congress this year about whether he approved invasive investigative tactics against reporters like Fox News’ James Rosen.

Olson was joined by 19 of his House colleagues. Members who joined Olson on the resolution as original cosponsors include Reps. Larry Buschon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Randy Weber (R-TX), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL) Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Bill Flores (R-TX), Mark Amodei (R-NV), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Sam Johnson (R-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Mike Conaway (R-TX), and Thomas Massie (R-KY).

Support for Olson’s resolution has been gaining steam in the House over the past couple of days since he first announced he was going to introduce it. When news first broke of Olson working on the matter, he had seven cosponsors. Shortly thereafter, he had 10 cosponsors. Now, as he has officially introduced the legislation, he has a small coalition in Congress ready to impeach Holder.

When introducing the resolution with Articles of Impeachment for Holder, Olson said, “for nearly five years, Attorney General Holder has systematically deceived Congress and destroyed the credibility of the Justice Department in the eyes of the American people.”

“During his tenure, Mr. Holder refused to cooperate with a congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious and the resulting death of a Border Patrol agent, refused to prosecute IRS officials who unlawfully disclosed private tax records to third party groups, and misled Congress about his involvement in the investigation of a journalist,” Olson said. “Last year, the House voted to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress, making him the first sitting cabinet member to ever hold this dubious distinction. Still, he continued mislead and thwart congressional efforts to bring the truth to the American people.

“Mr. Holder has failed to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed and continues to act in a manner unbefitting of a cabinet official. I urge my colleagues to join me in beginning this process by cosponsoring this measure now. The American people deserve answers and accountability.”

Yoho, another congressman who is one of the original cosponsors, said in a release about the resolution that impeachment is a last resort that the Founding Fathers left in the Constitution for times like this.

“Impeachment proceedings are a safety valve our Founding Fathers granted Congress in the event that an official is so negligent in their duties that drastic action must be taken,” Yoho said. “The Attorney General’s blatant disregard for the law has brought us to this point. Officials should be held accountable to the citizens they serve and it is our duty to bring that accountability back to government. It is time we restore justice to the very department that shares its name.”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2013 1:42 am

    Well, I don’t know about facts for impeachement but it is time we have an Attorney General that takes a close look at what is really rotten in this country and clean it up. Of curse we have to demand it. When some people trying to show they can run this country best can get so far as to screw up the President Web Site to ensure failure,not that I cried over that, we do need law enforcement officials that have their priorities straight. My “see red” is having foreign beggars weaving their flags and demand rights, or Congress member starting every proposal for some favorite country or people not the USA. Americans are generous people from their heart. Look who stands up during disasters.

  2. rmnixondeceased permalink
    November 15, 2013 1:14 pm

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

  3. November 15, 2013 12:33 pm

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    20 House Members Demand Eric Holder’s Impeachment

  4. November 15, 2013 10:46 am

    If we have a criminal, that routinely bends or breaks the law, as the top cop, the level of respect for law will follow suit. This position should be occupied by a master of the law as set forth by our constitution. Holder is a prime example of Chicago gangland rule, don’t you think? He should have been prosecuted and removed from office at his first infraction, as well as the one that appointed him, for gross neglect of duty.

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