Yesterday on Fox New’s Special Report Judge Andrew Napolitano told Bret Baier, ”If the Republicans take the Senate, you’ll see the “I” word, impeachment, being bandied about.” Conservative leader Alan Keyes, “believes the president has committed several high crimes and misdemeanors that warrant impeachment.” Iowa Congressman Steve King agrees that impeachment is likely if the President takes executive action on immigration, then went further stating that “surrounding the White House” might be a better recourse. These hotheads are announcing their intentions, we ignore them at our own risk.
Impeachment talk reached a zenith in July when Sarah Palin pushed for it;
“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.” Read more
Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst agrees with Palin saying that the President has ”become a dictator” and should be impeached. Most Americans are unaware of Republican plans for impeachment. In a poll conducted in September 60% of Republicans under 40 supported impeaching President Obama.
The Republican Congress would initiate impeachment proceedings. Although House Majority leader John Boehner has dismissed the idea of impeachment, he also dismissed the idea of shutting down the government before pressure from his extremist colleagues made him do it. Other lawmakers pursuing impeachment include,
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), a new member of Boehner’s leadership team, refused to take impeachment off the table. Others who have raised it include Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Rep. Blake Farenthold(R-Texas), Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Rep. Steve Stockman(R-Texas), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.). Read more
Impeachment may seem like a bizarre idea, but the Republican Party has worked itself up into such a lather over their hatred of President Obama, it will inevitably prove irresistible to the die-hards dominating the Republican Party. These fanatics would like nothing better than to remove the President from office, or, at the very least, tarnish his legacy, paving the way for Jeb Bush in 2016.