Ted Yoho says group of GOPers plan to impeach Eric Holder

The former large-animal veterinarian says the plan is to impeach the attorney general "before the end of the year"

Published November 7, 2013 5:20PM (EST)

Ted Yoho         (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)
Ted Yoho (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

According to Rep. Ted Yoho, the former large-animal veterinarian who made a name for himself by touting the supposed economic benefits of national default, a group of House Republicans are planning to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder.

"It’s to get him out of office -- impeachment," Yoho told the Gainesville Sun. “It will probably be when we get back in [D.C.] It will be before the end of the year. This will go to the speaker and the speaker will decide if it comes up or not.”

Yoho's chief of staff, Cat Cammack, elaborated on the reasons for the move, saying, "Obviously there is a lot frustration with our attorney general. You can name the botched programs. 'Fast and Furious' has been one of the number one complaints we get in our office and why no one has been held accountable."

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Yoho told the Sun that he and his House cohorts have plans to meet with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) when they return to the Capitol.

The House may begin impeachment against a cabinet member, but it's only been done once before, reports Politico. The House impeached Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876 over corruption allegations. Belknap resigned his post and the Senate acquitted him.

By Elias Isquith

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