Attorney General Eric Holder is quite possibly the worst Attorney General this country has ever seen. He is a divisive figure, using race, politics and ideology to pursue the agenda of his boss, President Obama.
Holder was part and parcel in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, a gun-running operation that provided weapons to Mexican cartels that resulted in hundreds of deaths, including a US Border Patrol agent.
Holder has since been held in contempt of Congress for lying under oath about his knowledge and involvement in Fast and Furious. But he has also done so much more than just that.
Many people have called for the impeachment and removal of Eric Holder from his position of power, including Judge Andrew Napolitano and Senator Ted Cruz, for various reasons. Now a group of black preachers is gathering support to impeach Holder for his failure to enforce laws supporting traditional marriage. (H/T WND)
“The attorney general of the United States should be impeached over his repeated lawlessness in attempting to impose same-sex marriage through the nation,” said Rev. Bill Owens, president of Coalition of African American Pastors.
“It’s one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law, but it’s quite another to take actions that ignore federal law, Supreme Court rulings and the constitutions of dozens of states that have specifically rejected the redefinition of marriage which the administration is trying to impose.”
The group has taken issue with the decision by Obama and Holder to arbitrarily declare the federal Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, and their announcement that they would no longer recognize or enforce it.
“As much as President Obama and Attorney General Holder would like it to be otherwise, we live in a democracy – with government of, by, and for the people – not a monarchy ruled by a king issuing decrees from on high,” Owens continued. “The citizens of several states who have voted overwhelmingly to preserve marriage have had their votes voided and thrown out by radical federal judges; and the Obama administration – in particular the Justice Department – has been shamefully complicit in this attack on the rights of those voters.”
“Thirty states have in fact enacted constitutional amendments to this effect. Furthermore, still binding federal law contained in Section II of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) provides that no state shall be required to recognize same-sex ‘marriages’ performed in other states. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year in Windsor v. United States that the federal government must respect the role of states to define marriage.”
Owens also takes issue with Holder extending the same benefits to same-sex couples that used to be reserved for only traditional marriages.
“Holder has directed the government to extend provisions providing same-sex couples immunity from testifying against a ‘spouse,’ treatment as ‘married’ persons in bankruptcy court, ‘spousal’ visitation rights and compassionate release in the case of federal prison inmates, and federal death benefits,” they said.
Owens said Holder “is a man so political in his zeal to redefine marriage that he is willing to run roughshod over the rulings of the Supreme Court, binding federal law and the United States Constitution along with the constitutions of a majority of states.”
“Yet our leaders in Washington are letting him get away with his illegal conduct and doing nothing meaningful to hold him accountable,” he said. “Our campaign to gather one million signatures of citizens calling for Holder’s impeachment is intended to create a groundswell of support, giving congressional leadership the encouragement necessary to remove this dangerous ideologue from public office.”
Actually, Owens is wrong about one thing. There are some people in Washington that are trying to hold the Attorney General accountable for his actions. As noted before, he has been held in contempt by Congress, and has had official Articles of Impeachment drawn up against him by Rep. Pete Olsen of Texas.
“The pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright has only continued,” Olson said at that time. “The American people deserve answers and accountability. If the attorney general refuses to provide answers, then Congress must take action.”
“For nearly five years, Attorney General Holder has systematically deceived Congress and destroyed the credibility of the Justice Department in the eyes of the American people,” Olson said. “During his tenure, Mr. Holder refused to cooperate with a congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious and the resulting death of a Border Patrol agent, refused to prosecute IRS officials who unlawfully disclosed private tax records to third party groups, and misled Congress about his involvement in the investigation of a journalist.”
Attorney General Eric Holder must definitely be impeached. He has brought dishonor to an honorable office, has been a partisan ideologue in a nonpartisan office, and his disregarded the Constitution and rule-of-law in his quest to impose his progressive liberal socialist worldview on the United States legal system.
Eric Holder must be removed from office, tried and convicted for his many crimes against the Constitution and the people, and sentenced to a long term in prison. His boss Obama needs to be dealt with the exact same way.