Skip to comments.Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced on Thursday
Posted on 11/13/2013 8:03:30 AM PST by bkopto
A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday.
Rep. Pete Olsons (R-Texas) office said this morning that this was not a decision made lightly, but comes with Holders pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright with Congress and the American people since being held in contempt in June 2012.
That 255-67 vote on criminal contempt, which included 17 Democrats, was tied to the Fast and Furious scandal and marked the first time Congress has found an attorney general in contempt. A measure of civil contempt then passed the House 258-95.
The impeachment measure will reportedly hit at Fast and Furious again, as well as the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups and spying on reporters.
According to Fox News, House GOP leadership and the Judiciary Committee, helmed by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), are not on board with Olsons effort. The Senate would have to convict Holder should the House vote for impeachment.
Original co-sponsors will be Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), Larry Buschon (R-Ind.), Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Randy Weber (R-Texas) and Roger Williams (R-Texas).
Olson is a member of the Republican Study Committee, a caucus of House conservatives.
I think this is a bad idea at this time. Keep the focus on the failure of Obamacare - don’t change the subject.
Apparently, they need an injection of ballz before they consider impeaching Zero. Maybe this one is leading up to the big one? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Of course they aren't.
And Holder was found in Criminal Content of Congress on June 28, 2012(!), the first time ever the U.S. Congress found an Attorney General of the U.S. in contempt.
Now, almost 17 months later, count me as extremely skeptical of any such impeachment proceedings.
Wow....17 democrats....must be in purple districts...
I'm sure Nazi Pelosi gave them permission...
I saw what you did there. +1.
Maybe that explains that only 322 reps cast votes (255-67). Who and where were the remaining 113?
Never happen...Holder is a true believer...
Besides...if he does in fact get impeached by the house and convicted by the Senate, that's as likely to happen as the sun not rising, he would get a nice multi million dollar job on wall street..
I was wondering if anyone would “get it”
That’s Holder’s job. Deflect the impeachment talks towards himself, away from the One.
There is no wrong person to impeach in this administration, it’s more of a question of priority, Holder may not be number one but he’s up there.
Frog march that racist MFer out if the DOJ in an orange jumpsuit.
How many of these “Heroic House Reps” were sent there as TEA Party favorites?
Don’t forget his comrade-in-arms Chief Justice Roberts. One man responsible for millions of peoples’ misery.
Right. He’s just a willing tool.
And a good start at that. Let them defend their actions!
No, it’s a good idea. Beat the snot out of them on every front possible and keep up the pressure. Make it hurt and make them scramble to try to cover multiple scandals and corrupt hacks. If managed properly it will have them chasing their tails to keep up with all of their misdeeds being addressed.
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