Members of the House’s conservative Freedom Caucus introduced articles of impeachment for Rod Rosenstein this week in what is being seen as a shot across the FBI’s bow. Though the move is almost certainly not going to cross the two-thirds vote threshold in the Senate (assuming it even gets out of the House), it does send a signal to heads of the FBI and DOJ that Congress’ patience is growing thin. With Mueller’s interminable investigation still churning will little results and with perpetual stonewalling of congressional investigations, we’re beginning to wonder if the ‘I’ in FBI might more appropriately refer to incompetence.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Some members of the House Freedom Caucus introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today, charging that the Justice Department official has withheld investigative information from GOPs in Congress, failed to comply with congressional subpoenas and abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The impeachment documents may not even come to the House floor for a vote, though. They were introduced by Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and current Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), along with nine other members.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was not among the co-sponsors. Ten days ago, he was asked on CBS if he would be on board the effort. “No. For what? Impeach him for what? No,” Gowdy replied.
If the proposal cleared the House, it would need a two-thirds vote in the Senate for Rosenstein to lose his job. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) already cast his vote, tweeting this evening, “This Senate Republican does not agree.”