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Articles of Impeachment for Eric Holder Circulating

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Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) is circulating draft Articles of Impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration.

The Article of Impeachment resolution does not yet appear in the House public system, however, courtesy of our friend Matthew Boyle of Breitbart you can view the resolution detailing the Articles of Impeachment through this link.

The Article of Impeachment detail four impeachable offenses Holder is alleged to have committed:

Failed to Fulfill Oath of Office: Holder's Justice Department has failed to prosecute any Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials for targeting Tea Party and conservative groups for extra scrutiny when seeking tax-exempt status.

Failed to Enforce Multiple Laws: Holder’s refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Controlled Substances Act, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.

Perjury: Holder signed off on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ)wide-ranging search warrant for private emails and communications surveillance of Fox News reporter James Rosen and then lied to Congress about it.

Perjury and Obstruction of Justice: Holder failed to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, the botched “gunwalking” operation that allowed thousands of guns to be smuggled from the U.S. to drug cartels in Mexico. The guns were used to kill hundreds in Mexico and at least one of them was used to kill U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. Holder also misled Congress about how much he knew about Fast and Furious and when he learned it.

Representative Olson first called for Holder’s impeachment back in August saying, “The House voted to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress last summer, before he committed perjury, and yet he continues to lie and thwart Congressional inquiries to provide the truth to the American people. The Attorney General has failed to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed and has failed to fulfill his oath of office. Since Holder won't resign, he must be impeached. I urge my colleagues to join me in calling for impeachment proceedings…”

Holder’s transgressions of the public trust have been many, and those outlined in Pete Olson’s draft articles of impeachment would have already brought howls from the liberal press for Holder’s scalp had he been a Republican.

We have long believed Holder should be impeached and think that there are several more articles that could and should be added to the list of Holder’s impeachable offenses, including:

Protecting Voter Fraud: On May 31, 2012, the Department of Justice sent a letter to the Florida Department of State, questioning the efforts of the state of Florida to protect the integrity of the election process by purging ineligible voters in what was merely the latest chapter in his crusade to protect outdated practices that encourage vote fraud. Holder has attacked practically any state effort in insure the integrity of the ballot, including going after new voter ID laws passed in Texas and other states.

Protecting Illegal Immigration: Holder is suing or threatened to sue any state that has made an attempt to crackdown on illegal immigration, while at the same time he has been front and center in President Obama’s blatantly unconstitutional attempt to grant certain illegal immigrants amnesty by executive fiat. Arizona, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Texas and Utah have all been hit with threats or lawsuits from Holder over their recent attempts to get out from under the ruinous  burden of illegal immigration.

Protecting Voter Intimidation: As former Justice Department attorney and whistleblower J. Christian Adams pointed out, Holder’s politically motivated actions as Attorney General started at the very beginning of his tenure. On the day that President Obama was elected in 2008, armed New Black Panthers stationed themselves outside a polling place in Philadelphia, shouting racial slurs and attempting to block legal access to the polls. Even though the Black Panther defendants in the voter intimidation lawsuit never responded to the complaint the DOJ filed after Election Day 2008, the new Obama political appointees led by Eric Holder ordered the case dismissed in May 2009.  What’s more, according to Adams, Holder was not truthful to the public or to Congress about the dismissal of the Black Panther case. He stated under oath in congressional testimony that career civil servants recommended dismissal of the matter, when in fact the highest political appointees, including the Attorney General himself, were involved in the dismissal.

Seven Members of the House have already agreed to join Representative Olson and co-sponsor the resolution; they are Representatives Larry Bucshon (IN-8), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Phil Roe (TN-1), Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3), Roger Williams (TX-25), Randy Weber (TX-14) and Ted Yoho (FL-3).

Eric Holder is the most political Attorney General ever to occupy the office.

The principle job of the Attorney General, and the one the Attorney General swears to execute in his oath of office, is to “support and defend” the Constitution, and thus the law which established the federal system in our country.

By any measure, Eric Holder has not only failed to uphold his oath of office, he has actively broken it by consistently making claims or offering testimony that are demonstrably false and undermining the Constitution in his continued efforts to stymie state ballot security efforts and protect illegal immigration.

If Eric Holder’s conduct is not a textbook example of an impeachable offense we’d like to see one. It is time for Capitol Hill Republicans to get tough and do what should have been done when they caught Holder lying to Congress: impeach an Attorney General who has become not the Nation’s top law enforcement officer, but one of its premier examples of contempt for the law.

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, we urge you to contact your Congressman today and tell him or her to support Pete Olson and to sign onto the impeachment resolution he is circulating.


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