To: All Republican Senators and Members of U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference
IMPEACH ERIC HOLDER!
Eric Holder is the most political Attorney General ever to occupy the office. In the service of Barack Obama’s radical liberal agenda Holder has become not the Nation’s top law enforcement officer, but one of its premier lawbreakers.
We the undersigned call on Congress to sign onto the Articles of Impeachment Rep. Pete Olson is circulating and to begin impeachment proceedings against Justice Department Attorney General Eric Holder for lying to Congress and refusing to uphold existing laws.
The Articles 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 demand that you take action now in supporting the Articles of Impeachment against Eric Holder to end his out-of-control illegal activities once and for all.
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