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Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced Today

Posted By admin On November 14, 2013 @ 5:44 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Matt Fuller
Roll Call [1]
November 14, 2013

A rump group of House Republicans are tired of waiting for answers from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. — they want him impeached and will formally introduce their charges Thursday.

As Roll Call previously reported [2], a small group of GOP lawmakers have been drafting articles of impeachment for Holder over a string of controversies, including a Department of Justice refusal to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a refusal to uphold certain laws — namely the Defense of Marriage Act, the Controlled Substances Act and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 — and a refusal to prosecute IRS officials who accessed tax records of political donors and candidates without authorization. The articles of impeachment also charge that Holder provided false testimony to Congress — a “clear violation” of law.

Texas Republican Pete Olson, who is leading the charge behind the Holder articles of impeachment, said this wasn’t a decision he took lightly.

“Since the House voted in 2012 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright has continued,” Olson said in a statement to CQ Roll Call. “The American people deserve answers and accountability. If the Attorney General refuses to provide answers, then Congress must take action.”

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[1] Roll Call: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/gop-lawmakers-release-holder-articles-of-impeachment/

[2] Roll Call previously reported: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/yoho-resolution-to-impeach-holder-being-drafted/

[3] Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote: http://www.prisonplanet.com/justice-department-shields-holder-from-prosecution-after-contempt-vote.html

[4] House could arrest Holder with inherent contempt power: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-could-arrest-holder-with-inherent-contempt-power.html

[5] Obama’s Anti-Second Amendment Executive Orders May Result in Articles of Impeachment: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-anti-second-amendment-executive-orders-may-result-in-articles-of-impeachment.html

[6] War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod ‘had to be separated’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/war-in-the-white-house-attorney-general-eric-holder-and-top-obama-adviser-david-axelrod-had-to-be-separated.html

[7] Citizens File Articles of Impeachment Against Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/citizens-file-articles-of-impeachment-against-obama.html

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