Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder
by Matthew Boyle 13 Nov 2013, 2:06 PM PDT
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration.

Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX).

The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder has been voted on a bipartisan basis into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with the Fast and Furious subpoenas from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

The second section of the Articles of Impeachment deals with Holder’s refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Controlled Substances Act, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. The third section calls for Holder’s impeachment on the grounds that he has refused to prosecute any IRS officials involved in the “scandal of unauthorized disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors.”

The fourth section of the Articles of Impeachment goes after Holder for his involvement in the targeting of reporters. Holder testified under oath on May 15, 2013, the resolution states, that he “he was neither involved in nor had heard of a potential prosecution of the press.” Three days later, though, Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ) “released documents naming journalist James Rosen as a co-conspirator in an alleged violation of the Espionage Act.” Holder later confirmed to Congress that he had in fact “approved a search warrant on James Rosen.”

In a one-pager memo provided to Breitbart News by Olson’s office, the members detail the case for the impeachment of Holder. “For nearly five years, we have witnessed Mr. Holder repeatedly deceive Congress and degrade the credibility of the Justice Department in the eyes of the American people,” the members wrote. “Last year, the House of Representatives took the unprecedented step of holding Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress, making him the first sitting cabinet official ever to hold this distinction."

"Unfortunately, Mr. Holder has continued to act in a manner unbefitting of a cabinet official; he has failed to perform his constitutional duties and violated the law on a number of occasions," the statement continues. "The House of Representatives should not stand by as he continues to undermine the office of Attorney General.”

The members backing Holder’s impeachment have laid out a detailed plan for each section on why each allegation against Holder is an impeachable offense, complete with the legal authority they claim to have in doing so.

Eric Holder
Eric H. Holder Jr. is the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice for the Barack Obama administration, was a board member for the American Constitution Society, and an intern at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

Note: Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a board member at the International Crisis Group.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.
Ernesto Zedillo was a board member at the International Crisis Group, and the president of Mexico.
Remember Fast and Furious's Mexican victims
Posted on July 9, 2012
The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best known victim of Fast and Furious, an Obama administration conventional weapons proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico. Two of these firearms, AK 47s, were found near Rio Rico, Ariz., where suspected smugglers fatally shot Terry, a 40 year old former Marine, on December 15, 2010.
"I do not fear death," Terry once wrote. "I do fear the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than have it said I was without courage."
While Brian Terry is the most visible victim of this notorious policy, he is not its sole casualty.

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