- The Washington Times - Friday, April 11, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder ought to be impeached if he doesn’t take tough action against former IRS official Lois Lerner, who’s been tied to the agency’s targeting-of-tea-partyers scandal.

During a talk with Sean Hannity on the host’s radio show on Thursday, Mr. Cruz called Mr. Holder the “most partisan attorney general the country has ever had,” and said that he should be impeached for “defying Congress and the rule of law,” Breitbart reported.

For example: Mr. Holder has not indicted anybody in the eight months after the inspector general found that the IRS has indeed wrongfully targeted conservative and tea party groups, Mr. Cruz said.

That’s just not acceptable, Mr. Cruz added.

The Department of Justice has traditionally maintained a “bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law,” but not so under Mr. Holder, Mr. Cruz charged.

The Texas senator also slammed President Obama for a “pattern of lawlessness [that] is breathtaking,” he said.

“We have never seen a president [who so] consistently ignores the law and brazenly defies the law,” Mr. Cruz said, pointing to what he characterized as the president’s executive overrule of existing immigration, marriage, drug and welfare laws.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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