On the day the House Oversight Committee held Lois Lerner in contempt, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Congress should impeach Attorney General Eric Holder if he does not indict those like Lerner for their roles in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.
In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for “defying Congress and the rule of law.”
He said Holder’s actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has “a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law.”
Cruz cited examples of Holder’s predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton’s and Richard Nixon’s administrations.
Cruz said he was “very pleased” that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person eight months after the inspector general concluded that the IRS had wrongfully targeted conservative groups.