WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently issued a call inciting Attorneys General across the country to disregard their oaths of office and circumvent state constitutional amendments protecting traditional marriage. Today, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued full support to the Coalition of African American Pastors who spoke out calling for Holder’s impeachment. Rep. Huelskamp issued the following statement:
“More lawlessness from a lawless administration; Attorney General Holder should not advise other attorneys general to violate their oaths of office. These elected officials have a duty and a solemn obligation to defend their states’ laws and Constitution – not allow ideology and politics to cloud their legal decisions. Whatever one’s personal opinions on the Second Amendment, the Internal Revenue Service, controlled substances, the freedom of the press, or even marriage, an Attorney General simply can’t pick and choose the laws or parts of the Constitution he or she would like to defend.
“In recent years, I have grown increasingly concerned by Holder’s actions – and those of others in the Obama Administration – to disregard the laws and the Constitution they have sworn to defend. I am not alone in these concerns. Dozens of my colleagues have called upon Holder to resign. Dozens have asked the President to remove Holder from office. Additionally, on June 28, 2012, 255 members of the U.S. House of Representatives held Mr. Holder in Contempt of Congress. It is the Attorney General’s job to uphold the Constitution and the law – not ignore it, nor rewrite it, nor encourage other attorneys general to thwart it.
“This has gone on far too long. The lawlessness at the Department of Justice – of this Administration – must end now. That is why I am announcing today my co-sponsorship of H.R. 411, which introduces five articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.”