House Republicans Will Try to Impeach Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Coming soon to the House of Representatives: an attempt to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder. The effort, from a small group of conservative House Republicans, will likely be introduced to the House on Thursday. So, why should Holder be impeached? According to those behind the attempt, the answer is a whole bunch of stuff.

The group of 11 House Republicans who drafted and plan to introduce four articles of impeachment against Holder include Rep. Pete Olson, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and Rep. Ted Yoho. Olson has been talking about impeaching Holder for awhile now. On Wednesday, he told reporters that "since the House voted in 2012 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright has only continued." 

Here are the four reasons Olson and his crew cite for trying to impeach Holder. First, there's "Operation Fast and Furious," the subject of a marathon subpoena battle between the House and the Attorney General's office. In 2012, the House even voted to hold Holder in contempt over the tiff. While the White House has provided about 7,000 requested documents to a House investigation into the botched gun trafficking investigation, the House Oversight Committee wanted 1,500 more. 

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