“IT’S TIME TO GET HIM OUT OF OFFICE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 11, 2013) — On November, Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida told a reporter following a town hall meeting that he and other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to remove putative Attorney General Eric Holder from office.
The same report was published in several other Florida newspapers.
Roll Call was quick to point out that Yoho and the others are not now seeking the impeachment of Obama, although during the August congressional recess, more than a dozen members of Congress raised the issue, with one stating that Obama was “perilously close” to an impeachment action.
Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to draft and vote on Articles of Impeachment for “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States” if found to have committed “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
In May, it was reported that a call to impeach Obama was receiving increased support among members of the public.
Movement to eject Holder from office has been building since July.
Holder was cited for both civil and criminal contempt of Congress in June 2012 after his office refused to turn over thousands of pages of documentation relating to the Fast & Furious gunrunning operation which ultimately killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in December 2010.
Fast & Furious began in 2009 and involved the selling of firearms to known criminals with the reported intent of identifying the Mexican criminals who would receive them. In July of last year, Issa stated in the first of three reports that “ATF and the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office failed to consider and protect the safety of Americans, Mexicans, and fellow law enforcement personnel throughout Operation Fast and Furious.”
Two years ago, Holder admitted to lying but would not resign.
In mid-August 2012, House Republicans filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Washington, DC to compel Holder to release the documents. On September 30 of this year, Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee, denied the government’s motion to dismiss the case.
Chairman of the Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, claimed that Holder had “lied to” the public when he stated that “no guns were allowed to be walked” to criminals and drug lords during Operation Fast & Furious. Holder claimed he had no knowledge of the program until “a few weeks” before the first public hearing by the Oversight Committee in May 2011.
The family of Brian Terry, the agent who was killed, have filed a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the firearms dealer, Long Wolf, which sold the guns to the criminals upon the request of the ATF.
The Obama regime has lied to the public about an unknown number of scandals, including the health care bill, about which Obama promised, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” which has proven untrue and has rendered millions of Americans without coverage for the time being.
Yoho said that he expected Articles of Impeachment against Holder would be completed “before the end of the year.” after which Speaker of the House John Boehner would have to agree to schedule a vote in the chamber.
Yoho has also said that he would join Rep. Steve Stockman in taking action, perhaps in the form of a bill, to investigate the forgery of Obama’s long-form birth certificate which has been posted on the White House website since April 27, 2011. On October 31, Stockman distributed copies of Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott’s Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office to all 535 members of Congress.
The Cold Case Posse, which conducted the investigation into the long-form birth certificate and Obama’s Selective Service registration form, declaring both of them forgeries, has stated that Stockman has pledged to assist in bringing the matter to national attention.
Stockman said in a newsletter that Obama “plans to destroy America.”
A Justice Department Inspector General’s report did not find Holder accountable for the flaws in the Fast & Furious operation. In a statement, Stockman identified several perceived transgressions, including the terrorist attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012; Fast & Furious; and the regime’s “green energy” loans to companies which went bankrupt.
Holder served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration under Attorney General Janet Reno. Holder supported returning then-six-year-old refugee Elian Gonzalez to his father in communist Cuba but supports naturalization for those who came to the country illegally.
Gonzalez, who is now nearly 20, was taken by force when commandos ordered by the Justice Department raided his uncle’s home, where he had been staying after his rescue from an inner tube off the coast of Miami the previous Thanksgiving Day.
Under Obama, Holder has launched lawsuits against the states of Texas, South Carolina, and North Carolina over recently-passed voter identification laws and Alabama, Utah, South Carolina, and Arizona over their respective immigration laws.
He has also subpoenaed telephone records of Associated Press journalists without their knowledge and named Fox News reporter James Rosen an “unindicted co-conspirator” for communicating with a former State Department employee on a story on North Korea.
The Justice Department defended its boss, Barack Hussein Obama, against challenges to his constitutional eligibility given his reported birth in Kenya and a foreign-citizen father. Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires that the president be a “natural born Citizen,” which historical references indicate meant that the candidate’s parents, or at least the father, had to have been possessed United States citizenship at the time of the birth.
Speaking in Morocco at the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery on October 28, Holder told the assemblage:
As we’ve all seen – and as President Obama has said – “[t]he struggle against corruption is one of the great struggles of our time.” Fortunately – thanks in part to the work of leaders like you – corruption is no longer widely seen as an accepted cost of doing business. It is no longer tolerated as an unavoidable aspect of government. On the contrary – it is now generally understood that the consequences of corruption are devastating – eroding trust in public and private institutions, undermining confidence in the fairness of free and open markets, siphoning precious resources at a time when they could hardly be more scarce, and all too often breeding contempt for the rule of law.
“It’s time to get him out of office,” Yoho said of Holder.
If Articles of Impeachment are approved in the House, a group of designated House “managers” would present the evidence in the Senate chamber, which becomes the courtroom. In Federalist Paper No. 65, Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Senate was “a tribunal sufficiently dignified,…to preserve, unawed and uninfluenced, the necessary impartiality between an INDIVIDUAL accused, and the REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE, HIS ACCUSERS”.