BREAKING: Impeachment Against Eric Holder to Be Introduced Tomorrow
Earlier this week, we talked about Eric Holder being impeached. The first stages of the impeachment process against Eric Holder are now underway. Whether the process reaches full maturity and ends with Holder’s actual impeachment remains largely a question of whether the Republican establishment will stop it.
For now, 11 House Republicans, including Michele Bachmann and 5 congressmen from Texas, have released a “white paper” outlining their articles of impeachment against Eric Holder.
The formal charges will be released tomorrow, according to Roll Call. They focus on Eric Holder’s criminal and unconstitutional violations of the rights of the American people, as well as corruption as it relates to Fast & Furious. Things are finallymoving along. Roll Call reports:
A rump group of House Republicans are tired of waiting for answers fromAttorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. — they want him impeached and will formally introduce their charges Thursday.
As Roll Call previously reported, 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 taxrecords 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.”
Olson told CQ Roll Call that he would be dropping the articles of impeachment Thursday. On Wednesday, he released a five-page white paper explaining the four articles of impeachment against Holder.
To read more of the articles that will be introduced, read this. The actual details are still a little grey, but most of the questions should be answered by tomorrow when the charges are finally introduced.
Rep. Ted Yoho from Florida said last week:
“It’s time to get him out of office – impeachment. It will probably be when we get back in [Washington]. It will be before the end of the year. This will go to the speaker and the speaker will decide if it comes up or not.”
The most important thing possible at this point is for House Republicans to feel pressure to actually make this happen, rather than sit on it and force the process to go nowhere. That means we need grassroots activism.
Over the last century, the American people mostly have been in the dark about the corruption of our leaders. The age of the Internet has changed everything. Now we see what’s happening — and are able to get organized.
Please share this on Facebook and Twitter and contact your representative. Let them know that you strongly support the impeachment against Eric Holder.