Republicans Get Serious About Impeachment; RINOs Say No Way

by House Watch


The presidential primaries are not the only contests that divide conservatives from their country club counterparts. Impeachment is another.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI, seriously raised the possibility of impeaching Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday during Congressional hearings on the Fast and Furious debacle. What infuriated Democrats was the way he did it. As Frank Minister at Forbes reported:

Sensenbrenner wouldn’t name the officials he thinks might face impeachment proceedings, but he did say he was being driven to this as a last resort…Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who is the committee’s ranking Democrat, interrupted Sensenbrenner by demanding to know whom he wanted to impeach. Sensenbrenner decided not to spell out the threat, but said, he has “done more impeachments than anyone else in the country, and it is an expensive and messy affair, and I don’t want to go this far.

In stark contrast to moderate “Republicans” like David Frum, Minister wrote that “mentioning impeachment as a tactical move makes sense. Some Republicans have been struggling to find out who authorized Operation Fast and Furious and thereby sent more than 2,000 firearms from U.S. gun stores into the hands of criminal gangs.”

Minister concluded, “perhaps a little impeachment talk right now is a good thing.”

Ken Klukowski at The Washington Examiner agreed that someone needed to be held accountable. He wrote it was clear that Justice Department official Lanny: Breuer “lied to Congress. He should be fired immediately.”

“But,” Klukowski added, “Congress must not let Breuer be the fall guy.”

“Holder either knew of Fast and Furious or he’s asleep at the switch,” he continued. “He’s either disingenuous or incompetent. Either way, Holder must go. If he does not, then Congress should consider its ultimate option.”

Meanwhile, some RINOs are attempting to make sure no one pays for these misdeeds. Michael Chertoff, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush, said Lanny Breuer, who heads the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, should not be fired. “He’s a very able, dedicated prosecutor,” Chertoff vouched. “He acknowledged he was mistaken in not bringing this issue up to the attorney general at an earlier point in time and that’s an admirable thing to do. I understand Sen. Grassley’s feelings in this and I respect his feelings, but it would be a loss if Lanny were to leave.”

There’s the difference. RINOs are part of the permanent revolving class of political operatives who play musical chairs with the Democrats after election time. No one wants to see a member of their own team taken down by the little people in flyover country. You cover my back, I’ll cover yours.

The grassroots Republicans believe in heartland values. When someone’s negligence or radicalism arms Mexican drug cartels who kill American citizens, they want answers.

When someone misleads Congress, they want accountability.

When someone has gone too far too many times, they want impeachment.

It’s time to let the people have their way. Impeach Holder — first.

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19 comments to Republicans Get Serious About Impeachment; RINOs Say No Way

  • ItsJo

    The crooked Dems have demanded that Repubs that have done a lot LESS then this corrupt regime, lose their jobs. The Repubs comply, and fold like a cheap suit.
    It's funny how the Dems "Circle the Wagons, in protecting their guilty members and
    DON'T expect THEM to lose THEIR JOBS. DOUBLE STANDARDS, AND IT WORKS
    BOTH WAYS. HOLDER AND OBAMA AND A FEW MORE NEED TO BE IMPEACHED AND FAST. IN GETTING OUR REPUBLIC BACK ON TRACK, FROM THESE CORRUPT PEOPLE, THEY NEED TO GO. RINO'S WITH 'THEIR DOUBLE STANDARDS ARE NEXT. McCAIN & GRAHAM COME TO MIND.

  • Bloodless Coup

    The RINO's are part of the problem.

    • Annie66

      They are a huge part of the problem. They need to be tossed out just like the Dems do. Gutless, spineless Repubics who don't have any convictions at all are as dangerous as the Commies that are in power.

  • Don39

    The RINOs not only lack the backbone to enforce the Consitution against the usurper, they lack the guts and integrity to impeach his crooked AG. What Constitutional Republic????

  • Bloodless Coup

    They should have impeached Eric Holder and Obama a couple of years ago. I doubt it will ever happen.

  • Jerome Borden

    Holder's impeachable offenses go all the back to the first quarter of 2009 when he threw in the towel at the tail end of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case. That case had been opened in 2008 right after the thugs were caught on video committing the acts and it was down to the final steps with convictions virtually assured. If you are looking for an illustration that defines Malfeasance, this is it.

    Fast and Furious took a low key program from the previous Administration (which did not allow "walking") and ramped it up to massive proportions. This was done in concert with a propaganda campaign such as a cover story in Government Executive (Arms Race, December 2009) to build a case for more gun control. BATFE acted on its own, without Congressional authorization, to require reporting of multiple purchases anywhere in the four border states thus starting a form of gun registration. Some of those stores are more than 1000 miles from the border, such as Yreka, CA or Texarkana, TX. I wonder if Mexico could file a complaint with the Hague over the issue of massive gun running?

  • Carol

    He is just like Obama he does everything on the sneaky side and not until it is done not until then does anyone know about it so all of this does't surprise me not in the least.

    • Watching/Waiting

      The noose is tightening on Obama's neck.

      Read this article from Post & Email.. Sheriff Joe Arpaio
      says the information his men have obtained is 'devastating'
      and will be released in February.

      Meanwhile, there are 3 candidates who are working towards Obama's
      removal.. John Dummett of California, Thomas MacLearan, a Vietnam veteran
      and a woman radio anchor, Laurie Roth. They all sound absolutely
      wonderful. If the three of them were elected president, vice-president
      and maybe Speaker of the House.. we'd have our country back again.
      http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/12/10/presidenti

  • Glenn

    This message would have more credibility if in better English. Especially in punctuation

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    Holder should either resign or stay and be impeached and charged criminally. Holder is corrupt just like his boss, Obama. Holder and Obama need to answer for fast and Furious and the lack of effort in the Black Panther vote intimidation case that was never pursued.

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  • don

    Would it be too much for a web site just to list the rinos, so everyone would know who besides the democrats are putting this country into the toilet. Start with boehner, cconnell, cantor, coburn, mccain, graham, collins, burr, ensign, snowe, jurkowski, brown, lugar, etc. For rino commentators on Fox News there is rove and crapheimer, etc. For some of the other so called "fair and balance" you have rivera, hill, mendez, juan williams, beckle, marshall, easton, colbmes, trippi, sawyer, skinner, etc. Oreilly and greta still do not know what obama really is, because they think they are above Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin. amd Larry Elder where the truth level is.