Target: United States Senator Ted Cruz
Goal: Cease the push for impeachment of the Attorney General
Impeachment fever seems to have taken hold of more than a few conservatives in the United States. Though impeachment is often though of as a way to remove a president from office, many public officials can in fact be impeached. Senator Ted Cruz knows this fact well, and recently he called for the impeachment of the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder. According to the National Review Senator Cruz thinks it is unlikely that the liberal-controlled Senate will take action against the president, but impeachment proceedings against the Attorney General will at least “shine much needed light on [his] indefensible abuse of power.” The only problem, of course, is that Senator Cruz is unable to articulate just what the Attorney General is supposed to have done wrong. This impeachment crusade is based on no solid evidence and has no chance of succeeding.
Senaor Cruz’s efforts are a waste of time and effort that could be better spent elsewhere. The Attorney General hardly stands accused of high crimes or misdemeanors; according to The Rachel Maddow Show the senator has only cited the recent International Revenue Service “scandal” as a concrete example of wrongdoing. The tax agency had stood accused of improperly targeting conservative organizations for extra scrutiny, but it has since been discovered that the accusations were false ones. It also pays to remember that impeachment proceedings rely on the Senate to cooperate, and there is no evidenced that that body would be at all willing to remove the Attorney General.
At the end of the day, conservatives will have a hard time impeaching liberals as long as liberals control the Senate, and their efforts are made all the more difficult by a severe lack of wrong-doing amongst their ideological foes. Senator Cruz should realize this. By signing this petition, you will urge the senator to give up on his calls for impeachment.
Dear Senator Cruz,
Your recent call to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder was short-sighted and entirely unconstructive. Not only has the Attorney General not committed a crime worthy of impeachment, but there is very little hope of convincing the Senate to go along with such a course of action. Impeachment proceedings would be a complete waste of time and effort.
As a senator, you are in a prime position to do constructive, meaningful work. I urge you to stop your calls for impeachment.
[Your Name Here]
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