Articles of Impeachment against Eric Holder slated to be introduced today

Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican from Texas, plans to introduce Articles of Impeachment to the House for Eric Holder of Representatives today. Bridget Johnson of PJ Media reports:

A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday.

Rep. Pete Olson's (R-Texas) office said [Wednesday] morning that "this was not a decision made lightly," but comes with Holder's "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.

Holder has already been held in criminal contempt of Congress, by a vote of 255-67, which included 17 Democrats in support, with many others not bothering to vote no. Because the Department of Justice will not prosecute its own head, it would seem that the only remedy is impeachment.

It is virtually a foregone conclusion that the Democrat-controlled Senate will not vote to convict the nation's first black attorney general. I do not know Senate rules, but it may be that Harry Reid could refuse to bring the impeachment indictment (if it passes the House) to the floor of the Senate for debate.

Another foregone conclusion is that cries of racism will be raised. But Holder's conduct in office deserves a thorough examination before the American people. There is a good chance that the GOP establishment will fight the impeachment as a distraction, regardless of the facts. Right now, it makes little political sense to give the left something else to focus on as Obamacare implodes.

My guess would be that this will get buried in committee. Even if that were to happen, Holder stands on notice that, should control of the Senate change after 2014, he may be facing a very unpleasant ordeal.

 

Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican from Texas, plans to introduce Articles of Impeachment to the House for Eric Holder of Representatives today. Bridget Johnson of PJ Media reports:

A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday.

Rep. Pete Olson's (R-Texas) office said [Wednesday] morning that "this was not a decision made lightly," but comes with Holder's "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.

Holder has already been held in criminal contempt of Congress, by a vote of 255-67, which included 17 Democrats in support, with many others not bothering to vote no. Because the Department of Justice will not prosecute its own head, it would seem that the only remedy is impeachment.

It is virtually a foregone conclusion that the Democrat-controlled Senate will not vote to convict the nation's first black attorney general. I do not know Senate rules, but it may be that Harry Reid could refuse to bring the impeachment indictment (if it passes the House) to the floor of the Senate for debate.

Another foregone conclusion is that cries of racism will be raised. But Holder's conduct in office deserves a thorough examination before the American people. There is a good chance that the GOP establishment will fight the impeachment as a distraction, regardless of the facts. Right now, it makes little political sense to give the left something else to focus on as Obamacare implodes.

My guess would be that this will get buried in committee. Even if that were to happen, Holder stands on notice that, should control of the Senate change after 2014, he may be facing a very unpleasant ordeal.

 

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