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    Default Eric Holder to be impeached?

    Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

    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.”

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    Any chance that it actually passes both houses? I don't think it will ever pass in the Senate.

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    No chance and could only wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Any chance that it actually passes both houses? I don't think it will ever pass in the Senate.
    This is about as hopeless and pointless as when the GOP tried to impeach Clinton out of office. (Yes I realize he was impeached, just not removed from office).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    This is about as hopeless and pointless as when the GOP tried to impeach Clinton out of office. (Yes I realize he was impeached, just not removed from office).
    The Holder impeachment is being orchestrated by the Daffy Duck wing of the Republican Party. Two of the 11 House members leading the effort are Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann. Need I say more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twotoplace View Post
    The Holder impeachment is being orchestrated by the Daffy Duck wing of the Republican Party. Two of the 11 House members leading the effort are Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann. Need I say more?
    Please say more...defend him against the accusations in the articles of impeachment listed above
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Please say more...defend him against the accusations in the articles of impeachment listed above
    Let's see how far this impeachment business advances in the House. (Report back to the class in two weeks, JD, and let us know.) Could be "dead on arrival" already. Boehner's office already is distancing itself from Bachmann and her Texas cronies.

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    I've already said I don't think it will pass 2to. I asked for a defense of the accusations against him.

    Bill Clinton lied, there is no doubt about that, but he survived the impeachment vote which had more to do with politics than it did with whether he broke the law or not.

    Politically Holder will probably survive, but with what he has allowed to happen on his watch should he?

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    I'm sure the parents of the officer killed on fast and furious don't think it's stupid.

    If you or I did same thing and lie to congress, we would be in jail. Why is he different.