The rumors were true. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in various scandals in the Obama administration – most notably – Fast and Furious.
Via Matt Boyle of Big Government:
Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), and Ted Yoho (R-FL).
The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder has been voted on a bipartisan basis into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with the Fast and Furious subpoenas from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).
The second section of the Articles of Impeachment deals with Holder’s refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Controlled Substances Act, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. The third section calls for Holder’s impeachment on the grounds that he has refused to prosecute any IRS officials involved in the “scandal of unauthorized disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors.”
The fourth section of the Articles of Impeachment goes after Holder for his involvement in the targeting of reporters. Holder testified under oath on May 15, 2013, the resolution states, that he “he was neither involved in nor had heard of a potential prosecution of the press.” Three days later, though, Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ) “released documents naming journalist James Rosen as a co-conspirator in an alleged violation of the Espionage Act.”
Holder later confirmed to Congress that he had in fact “approved a search warrant on James Rosen.”
There is also going to be another resolution vote of No Confidence on Holder.
What is stopping the rest of the GOP from jumping on this bandwagon? Are they afraid of being called racists? Do they think it’s too politically risky? Aren’t they able to recognize when they are in the catbird seat? The Regime is floundering right now – It has finally dawned on most Americans that this is not an honest, trustworthy administration. … Repubs need to kick them while they’re down. Impeach Holder now…Are Democrats going to want to taint themselves further by circling the wagons for these slimeballs?
And after we take the Senate in 2014 – who knows.
Tim Constantine of TPNN Videos interviewed Rep Yoho about the resolution, today:
Yoho said since Eric Holder has broken the law, and lied under oath, he has no place in our government.