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Yoho joins effort to impeach AG Eric Holder



Rep. Ted Yoho of Gainesville today joined other conservatives, including Rep. Pete Olson of Texas, in introducing articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder.

“Impeachment proceedings are a safety valve our Founding Fathers granted Congress in the event that an official is so negligent in their duties that drastic action must be taken," Yoho said in a statement. "It is unfortunate that it has come to that point for our Attorney General. He has repeatedly failed to enforce multiple laws, provided false testimony under oath regarding the investigation of journalist James Rosen, and has refused to comply with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious—an operation that resulted in the death of American Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The Attorney General’s blatant disregard for the law has brought us to this point. Officials should be held accountable to the citizens they serve and it is our duty to bring that accountability back to government. It is time we restore justice to the very department that shares its name.”

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