Congressman: House Republicans Will Seek to Impeach Eric Holder over Fast & Furious by End of the Year


So House Republicans are not going for the big enchilada, but are instead claiming that they are going to impeach Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder. “It will probably be when we get back in (Washington),” said Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL). “It will be before the end of the year.”

Yoho spoke to the Ocala Start Banner after a town hall meeting:

eric_holder_AP120628032779_620x350Yoho alluded to Holder during the town hall. Questioned by The Sun afterward, Yoho said a group of Republicans will discuss impeachment with House Speaker John Boehner.

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“It’s to get him out of office — impeachment,” Yoho said, adding “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.”

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Cat Cammack, Yoho’s chief of staff, said the move comes out of frustration with Holder over a range of issues.

“Obviously there is a lot frustration with our attorney general. You can name the botched programs,” Cammack said. “Fast and Furious has been one of the No. 1 complaints we get in our office and why no one has been held accountable.”

Holder was held in contempt of Congress last year for failing to provide all documentation related to Operation Fast and Furious, which the federal government walked nearly 2,500 guns across the US/Mexico border, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and at least two federal agents.

No one has been held accountable in the Fast and Furious scandal and part of the holdup of the investigation has been not only a plethora of scandals from the current administration, but also the executive privilege used by “Mr. Non-Transparency” himself, Barack Obama.

In 1876, the House was successful in impeaching Secretary of War William Belknap and they were also successful in impeaching President Bill Clinton in 1998. Both men saw the Senate acquit them.

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