Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) has filed legislation with the House of Representatives to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder. Let me be clear, this is not an attempt at political grandstanding or some wild gesture. Congressman Olson has carefully examined Eric Holder’s record and his testimony, and Congressman Olson fundamentally believes that Eric Holder is not fit to serve the American people as our Attorney General.
Eric Holder has committed serious breaches of conduct, dereliction of duty, and offenses that Congressman Olson hopes this Congress will hold him accountable for:
- Holder became the first sitting cabinet official to have been found in contempt of Congress for his role and continuing cover up in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal;
- Holder used the DOJ to secretly monitor a journalist investigating the Obama Administration, violating our 1st Amendment right of free speech;
- Holder declined to prosecute the IRS agents who illegally targeted Tea Party groups;
- Holder refused to enforce the laws of the land like the Defense of Marriage Act and federal drug laws.
Since President Obama won’t fire him and he won’t resign, Congress must take action on behalf of the American people. We have a system of checks and balances for this very reason and Congressman Olson intends to fight this battle for the American people until we can once again have an Attorney General who truly defends the Constitution and the American people.