Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), the congressman who introduced Articles of Impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder, said Thursday it was time Holder resigned from office.
He added that he still believes Holder is responsible for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the statutory and constitutional standard for impeachment.
“It’s past time for Attorney General Eric Holder to leave the Justice Department,” Olson said in a statement. “While I had hoped it would be through the articles of impeachment that I introduced, I’m pleased that he will no longer be the top law enforcement official. I hope his replacement will be someone who holds the laws of this land to a higher standard.”
“Holder’s blatant refusal to cooperate with or investigate Operation ‘Fast and Furious,’ his failure to enforce current laws or investigate the IRS scandal, possibly committing perjury in denying a role in a DOJ operation to confiscate emails from a reporter and his family, and the crisis on our southern border are all actions that clearly fall under ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,'” he stated.