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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 14, 2013

Eleven Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to seek the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder in a resolution that was to be introduced today, the ABA Journal reports. According to various news sources, the group has drafted four articles of impeachment citing Holder for allegedly refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to the botched gun-tracking program, Operation Fast and Furious; failing to enforce multiple laws, including some drug laws and the Defense of Marriage Act; failing to prosecute any IRS employees accused of showing bias in their handling of tax-exempt applications by conservative groups; and misleading Congress about his knowledge of an investigation of a Fox News reporter in a probe of classified leaks. The group’s leader, U.S. Rep. Pete Olson of Texas, says more lawmakers may be on board by the time the measure is introduced.