Eric Holder

Group of House Republicans Introduce Resolution To Impeach Holder

Say the attorney general has committed "high crimes and misdemeanors"

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A group of congressional Republicans introduced a resolution Thursday to call for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder, alleging Holder had committed "high crimes and misdemeanors" during his tenure as head of the Justice Department.

The resolution was introduced by Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, who claims Holder has committed "the offenses of lying to Congress, refusing to comply with a subpoena, and failing to fulfill his oath of office."

Olson cites Holder's unwillingness to cooperate during the investigation into the botched Operation "Fast and Furious, his refusal to prosecute those involved IRS targeting of conservative groups, his failure to enforce laws including the Defense of Marriage Act, and his "false testimony" about the DOJ's monitoring of Fox News journalist James Rosen as articles that are grounds for impeachment.