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Ted Yoho Tells Of Republican Plan To Impeach Eric Holder

11/07/2013 12:40 am ET | Updated Nov 07, 2013

A group of House Republicans plan an effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder by year's end, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) told the Gainesville Sun.

“It’s to get him out of office -- impeachment,” said Yoho, who was a large-animal veterinarian before winning election last year. “It will probably be when we get back in [Washington]. It will be before the end of the year. This will go to the speaker and the speaker will decide if it comes up or not.”

Yoho's chief of staff, Cat Cammack, said the congressman wants Holder fired for issues that include the Fast and Furious sting operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that left federal agents' weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. One of the guns was found at the 2010 scene of a Border Patrol agent's killing.

"Obviously there is a lot frustration with our attorney general. You can name the botched programs," Cammack said. "Fast and Furious has been one of the number one complaints we get in our office and why no one has been held accountable."

Yoho told the Sun that he and his House cohorts have plans to meet with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) when they return to the Capitol.

The House may begin impeachment against a cabinet member, but it's only been done once before, reports Politico. The House impeached Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876 over corruption allegations. Belknap resigned his post and the Senate acquitted him.

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