Article II Section 4: The Impeachment of Eric Holder

by KrisAnne Hall

Through Article II section 4 of the Constitution, the people have delegated a great power to Congress to remove certain members of government from office.  A careful reading of this section shows that Congress has the power to remove not only the President and the Vice President but ALL civil officers.  One standard for removal is conviction of a high crime or misdemeanor.   The language of this clause is very clear even using legally demanding language.   This clause in the Supreme Law of our land demands Congress to act as they did when Former President Clinton was impeached for contempt.

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors~ Article II Section 4 US Constitution

We know Presidents and Vice Presidents are impeachable, but have we forgotten the third category of people in this clause: all civil officers?  Eric Holder is a civil officer.  Eric Holder is a civil officer that has been found in contempt.  The Constitution therefore DEMANDS that Congress remove Eric Holder from office.  So what are they doing?  Last report in the mainstream media is that they are going to “sue” him in civil court.  Sue him? The Constitution does not offer that option, however it does demand he be removed from office.  I think at this time it is relevant to point out that Article II section 4 does not have a stipulation that removal from office is only necessary in non-election years. All employees are required to fulfill their job description regardless of what time of the year it is, and Congress should be no exception.  Have they forgotten that they took an oath to support and defend the CONSTITUTION?


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