Here’s the Text of the Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

The impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder have finally begun. It’s long overdue, as Eric Holder has been one of the most aggressive violators of natural and constitutional rights of recent times.

He targeted Fox News journalists, violated the 4th Amendment, sold weapons to Mexican drug cartels, ignored the IRS Tea Party attack, ignored orders from congress, and is pushing for more regulations on basic gun and media rights. The man is an instrument of tyranny.

The proceedings against him were introduced in a House resolution earlier today by Congressman Pete Olson, who has said that he isn’t just doing this for symbolism — he wants Eric Holder gone by impeachment or resignation.

In an interview, the congressman said:

“[T]he American people deserve answers and accountability. If he won’t resign, we will force him to resign through impeachment. Plain and simple.”

Here’s the document:

Olson Impeach Holder Resolution

Breitbart reports:

In a one-pager memo provided to Breitbart News by Olson’s office, the members detail the case for the impeachment of Holder. “For nearly five years, we have witnessed Mr. Holder repeatedly deceive Congress and degrade the credibility of the Justice Department in the eyes of the American people,” the members wrote. “Last year, the House of Representatives took the unprecedented step of holding Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress, making him the first sitting cabinet official ever to hold this distinction.”

“Unfortunately, Mr. Holder has continued to act in a manner unbefitting of a cabinet official; he has failed to perform his constitutional duties and violated the law on a number of occasions,” the statement continues. “The House of Representatives should not stand by as he continues to undermine the office of Attorney General.”

The real issue, as we’ve said before, is whether the Republican establishment will allow this to go through. Remember, many Republicans like a powerful federal government that tramples on the people when it’s “convenient” for the powers-that-be.

John Boehner could easily kill this impeachment… and if he does, he should be immediately replaced by someone else more principled, like Justin Amash.

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