Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesn’t indict former Internal Revenue Service manager Lois Lerner and everyone else involved in the IRS targeting scandal, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Thursday.
Calling Holder “the most partisan attorney general the country has ever had,” he told Sean Hannity on his Thursday radio program that Holder’s actions have been out of step with his department’s “bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law.”
Cruz noted that not a single person has been indicted in the eight months since the IRS targeting scandal was first made public, even though both President Obama and his attorney general professed outrage over the incident and promised to get to the bottom of it.
The senator was “very pleased” with the House Oversight Committee’s finding that Lerner was in contempt of Congress, but that it’s up to the Department of Justice to bring criminal charges against her.
Cruz also reserved criticism for the president’s own “pattern of lawlessness” that “is breathtaking” and “dangerous.”
He noted that although abuse of power isn’t an invention of the Obama administration, “when Republican presidents have abused their power, Republicans have been willing to stand up to that.”
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