Cruz Resolution: Impeach Holder If He Doesn’t Investigate IRS Scandal

AP

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a resolution on Thursday calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal — and if he doesn’t do so, Cruz thinks he should be impeached.

“If attorney general Eric Holder continues to refuse to appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached,” Cruz said on the Senate floor. “When an attorney general refuses to enforce the law, when an attorney general mocks the rule of law, when an attorney general corrupts the Department of Justice by conducting a nakedly partisan investigation to cover up political wrongdoing, that conduct by any reasonable measure constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Cruz then called for the Senate to consider a resolution “expressing the opinion of the Senate that the Attorney General should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute if the facts support the I.R.S. targeting of Americans and its potential cover-up of those actions.”

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) then objected to the resolution on behalf of Senate Democrats.

“I have to question whether bringing in a special prosecutor would be a good use of taxpayer money in this case,” Wyden said.

Cruz is also circulating a petition lamenting that “this Administration has lost all credibility to investigate the IRS targeting scandal” and demanding a special prosecutor.

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