Some House Republicans are talking impeachment these days, but not of President Barack Obama. The scalp they’re looking for is that of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
From Operation Fast and Furious to the wiretapping of Associated Press phone calls, Holder has been under fire from Republicans for some time. The House voted last year to hold him in contempt of Congress.
Now, Omar Raschid, a spokesman for Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho, has confirmed to CQ Roll Call that a formal resolution calling for Holder’s impeachment is in the works.
It won’t be coming through Yoho’s office, Raschid said, but the Florida Republican will surely be a leader in the effort. Raschid declined to name the member who is taking the lead out of respect for that office’s rollout of the resolution.
On Tuesday evening, Yoho appeared at a town hall meeting with constituents in Chiefland, Fla., where he said he and his colleagues would attempt to launch impeachment proceedings against Holder in the weeks ahead.
“It will be before the end of the year,” Yoho said, according to local news reports. “It will probably be when we get back. … 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.”
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