Several members of the House of Representatives are moving forward with efforts to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder. We MUST help them in this effort.
As Reported by the Huffington Post, Congressman Ted Yoho met with his constituents in Florida:
“It’s to get him out of office — impeachment,” said Yoho, who was a large-animal veterinarian before winning election last year. “It will probably be when we get back in [Washington]. It will be before the end of the year. This will go to the speaker and the speaker will decide if it comes up or not.”
Yoho’s chief of staff, Cat Cammack, said the congressman wants Holder fired for issues that include the Fast and Furious sting operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that left federal agents’ weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. One of the guns was found at the 2010 scene of a Border Patrol agent’s killing.
Read the Remainder of the article here: http://huff.to/1iOiom2
If we want the Constitution to be defended, if we want justice to be served, we MUST help these Representatives through grass roots pressure.
In an effort to help us help Mr. Yoho and those standing with him, I have crafted this Open Letter. We can only do this if EVERYONE will pitch in. We MUST make this happen. If we do not there will be consequences.
These consequences are outline in the letter. Please read the letter and then share it many times over with your representative and others in the House. We CAN do this. We CAN enforce the Constitution. But we MUST take action. We CANNOT sit idly by.
Article 1, section 2, clause 5 makes it clear that impeachment rests in the House of Representatives. It is a clear obligation placed upon the house to maintain not only the integrity of the government, the separation of powers, but also the confidence of the people in their government.
George Mason remarked: “No point is of more importance than that the right of impeachment should be continued. Shall any man be above Justice?”
Your responsibility to the people of this country is great. That is why we are asking you to support your fellow Representatives in their efforts to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for his conduct in Operation Fast & Furious, along with any other activity that support such efforts.
Article 2, section 4 of the Constitution leaves no choice for the House in this matter. This clause makes it clear that AG Eric Holder must be impeached.
The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
As you know, as a result of the Fast & Furious hearings, AG Eric Holder was found in contempt by this body. Pursuant to Article 2 section 4, that finding requires the House to impeach Eric Holder, e.g. Eric Holder is a civil officer, contempt is a misdemeanor, and this clause requires impeachment, (“shall be impeached).
We are not concerned at this moment whether the Senate will convict Eric Holder. We do not ask you to speculate on the actions of the Senate, we only ask you to do the job we hired you to do; follow the Constitution.
There will be consequences for your failure to do so. James Iredell identified those consequences during the North Carolina Ratifying Convention:
“A man in public office who knows that there is no tribunal to punish him, may be ready to deviate from his duty; but if he knows there is a tribunal for that purpose, although he may be a man of no principle, the very terror of punishment will perhaps deter him.”
Failure to impeach will send a clear message to AG Eric Holder and other civil officers that they are above the law and have no limits upon their desires no matter how malignant or pernicious. Edmund J. Randolph warned during the Constitutional Convention that “should no regular punishment be provided [speaking of impeachment], it will be irregularly inflicted by tumults & insurrections.”
Stand in honor of your Oath. Stand in honor of this Republic. Stand in honor of your duty to “preserve the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Stand with your fellow Representatives in this effort to right this injustice to the Constitution and to the People.
Just as the Constitution requires this action, we demand this of you.