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

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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.