Ted Cruz to Eric Holder: Appoint Prosecutor for IRS Scandal or Face Impeachment
In the face of growing public outrage over the IRS e-mail scandal, Ted Cruz has issued Attorney General Eric Holder an ultimatum: appoint a special prosecutor or face impeachment.
Sen. Cruz called for unanimous consent to demand that the Department of Justice (DOJ) appoint a prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal, the years-long campaign of harassment aimed at suppressing Tea Party influence in politics by delaying tax-exempt status to nonprofits by requiring the submission of multiple invasive questionnaires and information that far surpassed any reasonable requests for tax-exempt considerations.
“Americans need a guarantee that the IRS will never be used again to target an Administration’s political enemies,” Sen. Cruz said. “It saddens me that there is not one Democrat in this body who has had the courage to stand up to his or her own party and say that using the IRS to target citizens for their political beliefs is wrong. We need a special prosecutor with meaningful independence to make sure justice is served and our constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and privacy are protected.”
Let’s not forget that Holder has engaged in enough impeachment-worthy behavior already, and is the first Attorney General in history to be held in Contempt of Congress. I hope Cruz and other Republicans in Congress are serious that this is the final straw.
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