by KERRY PICKET: If Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal, he should be impeached, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said for the first time today.
“If this resolution is not passed and Democrats in the Senate choose not to put this necessary pressure on the Department of Justice, I have one very clear request,” Cruz said. “If Attorney General Eric Holder continues to refuse to appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached.”
Cruz asked for unanimous consent to call up and adopt a resolution “expressing the opinion of the Senate that the Attorney General should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate, and prosecute, if the facts support, the IRS targeting of Americans and its potential cover up of those actions.”
The IRS is under fire for allegedly targeting conservative groups who have been seeking a non-profit status. IRS commissioner John Koskinen was grilled by Republican members of the House over the claim from the IRS that requested e-mails of IRS personnel like Lois Lerner were lost after their computers crashed.
More recently, internal e-mails from 2012 surfaced showing Lerner discussing with a colleague whether the tax agency should investigate an issue regarding Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA).