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Lawmakers push to impeach disgraced Attorney General Holder.

After having already been held in criminal contempt of Congress for an ongoing coverup of the Obama administration's deadly "Fast and Furious" gun-running program, Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a fresh challenge: an effort by some GOP lawmakers to impeach him before the end of the year.

News that a group of Republicans was finally planning to do something about Holder's lawlessness and defiance was first unveiled during a town hall meeting by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), a liberty-minded freshman in Congress who worked as a veterinarian before taking office. "It's to get

him out of office--impeachment," Yoho was quoted as saying in local newspapers on November 5.

A formal resolution to impeach Holder is already being drawn up, sources on Capitol Hill said. "It will probably be when we get back in [Washington]," Yoho continued during the town hall session with constituents in the town of Chic fland. "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." While it was not immediately clear which other lawmakers were behind the effort, the list of outraged lawmakers is vast. By July, over 135 congressmen had cosponsored a resolution calling on Holder to resign immediately. Public fury continues to grow, too.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who introduced the no-confidence resolution, summarized a few of the reasons in a speech on the House floor in July. "Mr. Holder's violations of the law are egregious and he should not be immune from the prosecution or given license to act without restraint," Gosar explained. "An ordinary citizen would go to jail for selling guns to Mexican drug cartels. An ordinary citizen would go to jail for secretly obtaining phone records and emails. An ordinary citizen would go to jail for lying to Congress about an investigation. What would happen to an ordinary citizen for lying to a judge? This is just a small part of what Attorney General Eric Holder is responsible for."

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Title Annotation:INSIDE TRACK; Attorney General Eric Holder
Publication:The New American
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 2, 2013
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