Frustrated Congressman Huelskamp visits McPherson

By Nick Gosnell
March 10, 2014

Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp hosted a town hall meeting Monday afternoon at the Broadhurst Student Center on the campus of Central Christian College in McPherson.

Huelskamp lamented his inability to accomplish much legislatively as he asserted that both Republicans and Democrats were not that interested in accomplishing much before the elections in November.

Huelskamp said, "Washington has decided the election's just around the corner. Both Republicans and Democrats are saying, hey, it's too close to the election to do anything."

Huelskamp also said, "I continue to hear again and again, it's not just in McPherson, this incredible frustration that Kansans have. They think Washington's not listening, and that they don't care for them and this administration is flagrantly violating the law."

Huelskamp told those assembled that he has signed on to Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder, as he believes that Holder is not doing his job as the nation's top law enforcement officer.

According to a release from Huelskamp's office in February, Huelskamp said,

“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."