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Articles of Impeachment Introduced Today Against Eric Holder

November 14, 2013

I told  you last week that Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) informed attendees at a town  hall meeting that House Republicans would be seeking the impeachment of  Attorney  General Eric Holder regarding Operation Fast and Furious by the end of  the year.  Well, now articles of impeachment will be introduced in the House of  Representatives on Thursday by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and seven congressmen  have  signed onto the resolution.  These articles go way beyond Fast and  Furious.

In conversation with Rep. Olson’s office, Freedom Outpost was told that the  resolution is set to be introduced Thursday afternoon in the House.

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Olson, who was elected in 2009, has been calling for Holder’s impeachment  since August.

There are four articles in the impeachment resolution.

Article I claims that Holder “engaged in a pattern of conduct incompatible  with the trust and confidence placed in him by refusing to “turn over lawfully  subpoenaed documents requested by Congress” as part of a Congressional  investigation into Fast and Furious.

Article II claims that the Attorney General violated his oath of office to  enforce the laws of the land by announcing that he would no longer defend the  Defense of Marriage Act in court, even though the law was still on the books.

According to the document, “If the Administration wants to change the law, it  should ask Congress to amend it.  Only the Supreme Court can deem laws  unconstitutional.”

Article III contends that Holder also violated his oath of office by refusing  “to prosecute individuals involved in the Internal Revenue Service scandal of  unauthorized disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors.”

Finally, Article IV contends that Holder “provided false testimony to the  House Judiciary Committee” regarding the alleged criminal investigation into  Fox  News reporter James Rosen.

“The fact that there was a search warrant carried out on James Rosen means  that the Justice Department either intended to prosecute him, or the Justice  Department clearly violated the Privacy Protection Act,” according to the  resolution.

Breitbart got the documents first and posted them online.

Olson  Impeach Holder Resolution

Breitbart also received a memo from Olson’s office:

“For nearly five years, we have witnessed Mr. Holder repeatedly deceive  Congress and degrade the credibility of the Justice Department in the eyes of  the American people,” the members wrote. “Last year, the House of  Representatives took the unprecedented step of holding Mr. Holder in contempt  of  Congress, making him the first sitting cabinet official ever to hold this  distinction.” 

“Unfortunately, Mr. Holder has continued to act in a manner unbefitting  of a cabinet official; he has failed to perform his constitutional duties and  violated the law on a number of occasions,” the statement continues. “The House  of Representatives should not stand by as he continues to undermine the office  of Attorney General.”

Olson’s supporters so far are:

  • Larry Bucshon (R-IN)
  • Blake Farenthold (R-TX)
  • Phil Roe (R-TN)
  • Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
  • Roger Williams (R-TX)
  • Ted Yoho (R-FL)
  • Randy Weber (R-TX)

I applaud these congressmen for finally bringing this resolution forward.   The question now is, when will they do the same thing for Holder’s boss?

Your congressman needs to hear from you on this resolution.  Contact them and  demand that they support the impeachment of Eric Holder.  Click  here to contact your representative.



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