Eric Holder has a “A pattern of disregard for the rule of law.”
Willie Lawson at Florida Dash is is reporting that Articles of Impeachment are being drafted against Eric Holder for lying to Congress, obstruction and selective application of the Law.
1.Refusal to comply with the subpoena issued by the Oversight Committee regarding Fast and Furious. This violates 2 U.S.C. 192
2.Failure to enforce DOMA, the Controlled Substances Act, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. This violates the AG’s oath of office.
3.Refusal to prosecute the IRS officials involved in the targeting and disclosure of tax records to political donors. This violates Mr. Holder’s oath.
4.False testimony under oath before Congress in May 2013 about the Justice Department investigation of journalist James Rosen. This is a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1621.
We will have the FINAL language as soon as it is published.
Introducing the Articles of Impeachment:
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) (202-225-5951)
This From Reuters: House Republicans to try to impeach U.S. Attorney General Holder
According to an outline, the first article is based on “Operation Fast and Furious” a bungled attempt to build cases against major gun traffickers who supplied firearms to Mexican drug cartels, while electing not to immediately prosecute low-level traffickers even as they bought 2,000 potentially illegal guns.
The operation came to light after two of those firearms were found in Arizona at the scene of the fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
After Holder refused to give a congressional committee subpoenaed documents about the Justice Department’s involvement in “Fast and Furious” he was found in contempt of Congress. The House oversight committee has also sued for the documents.
The other impeachment articles rest on issues that have raised conservatives’ ire in recent years, including Holder’s decisions not to enforce laws on same-sex marriage, on prison sentences for certain drug crimes and not to prosecute an official in the Internal Revenue Service for targeting conservative political activists.
They also say Holder lied to Congress about a Justice Department investigation into Fox News correspondent James Rosen.
Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced on Thursday
House GOP leadership and the Judiciary Committee, helmed by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), are not on board with Olson’s 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.
Via PJ Media
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