The House Judiciary Committee is steadfastly ignoring the Articles of Impeachment that were filed against US Attorney General Eric Holder on November 14, 2013. In spite of this being the first time in American history that Impeachment Articles were filed against an Attorney General, the Judiciary Committee hasn’t even scheduled it for a hearing yet. While Pray For US is certain that the Judiciary Committee hearings on “The Bankruptcy Code” and “The Rise of Innovative Business Models” were fascinating and informative (in a watching-the-paint-dry sort of way), the impeachment of a sitting US Attorney General seems more important.
H. Res. 411, “Impeaching Eric Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors” was filed by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and as of this writing has 23 co-sponsors. Here are the crimes Holder is accused of, as reprinted from a press release from Rep. Olson’s office:
1. Refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on October 12, 2011, seeking information and documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious. This is a violation of 2 U.S.C. 192.
2. Failure to enforce multiple laws, including the Defense of Marriage Act, the Controlled Substances Act, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. This is a violation of the oath Mr. Holder swore to “well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office” of Attorney General.
3. Refusal to prosecute the IRS officials involved in the targeting and disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors. This is a violation of the oath Mr. Holder swore to “well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office” of Attorney General.
4. False testimony under oath before Congress on May 15, 2013, about the Justice Department investigation of journalist James Rosen. This is a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1621.
Holder refused to comply with a congressional subpoena regarding Operation Fast & Furious, which led to the deaths of two American law enforcement officers (Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2009 and Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata in 2010) and 300 known Mexican victims. Could any ordinary American, who does not work for the Obama regime, refuse to comply with an investigation of murder, treason, and attempting to undermine the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and expect to walk away scot-free?
Regarding Article 2, Holder has refused to uphold the laws of our nation as he swore to do. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Controlled Substances Act only scratch the surface in this regard. Holder has played favorites when enforcing the law, based on his far-left political ideology. Ask yourself this question: Why is it perfectly acceptable in Eric Holder’s eyes for a blue state like Rhode Island to have a Voter ID law in place, while Holder sues red states which try to impose Voter ID and claims that those states are trying to disenfranchise minority voters?
On Article 3, it has now been more than seven months since the IRS was caught red-handed targeting conservative and Tea Party groups, and Eric Holder’s InJustice Department has not prosecuted a single perpetrator. Might as well hang up a sign that reads, “Don’t Get Caught Next Time, Guys!” How can the people of our country be expected to follow the laws that are handed down to us when those who are placed in positions of power ignore those same laws?
And let’s cut to the chase on Article 4: Eric Holder perjured himself under oath in front of a congressional committee. If Bill Clinton could be impeached for lying under oath, the House can certainly do the same with Eric Holder.
And yet they have not! And it appears that, in spite of the seriousness of these high crimes and misdemeanors, they have no intention of following through! There has been a total media blackout on this story for the past 30 days and the House Judiciary Committee hasn’t scheduled H.Res. 411 for a hearing. This is how bills die in Congress. They get shuffled off to a committee and the Committee Chair sits on it and pretends it doesn’t exist, while they hold ridiculous hearings titled, “The Rise of Innovative Business Models.”
Sure, two Americans were murdered (that we know of) along with 300 confirmed Mexican citizens (the true number likely rises into the thousands, as the drug cartel war in that country has now claimed upwards of 60,000 lives) – but we have to learn about innovative business models!
The families of the slain Fast & Furious victims are still waiting for justice. More importantly, so is God. Genesis 9:6 reads, “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.”
Deuteronomy 21:1-9 describes the process that ancient Israel had to go through to atone for a murder, even an unsolved murder! God takes that crime very seriously and the Bible proclaims that our land is polluted, so long as justice is not served.