At a House Judiciary hearing, ‘Impeachment’ talk has resurfaced on Capitol Hill.
Even a liberal George Washington University law professor openly stated during the Congressional Hearing that Obama’s lawless acts deserve a Constitutional rebuke.
House GOP leaders are nervous. They resent Obama’s unconstitutional acts, but are also skittish about the “i” word, seeing little public sentiment to support such an act.
None of them want to be involved in impeaching Obama, for a variety of reasons.
Are they missing a larger point? None want responsibility for removing the first black president from office…but fail to realize ‘impeachment’ doesn’t dictate removal.
Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution states
“Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.”
“Judgment…shall not extend further…” That leaves a lot of room for actions that can halt Obama’s lawless behavior without necessarily going as far as “…removal from Office…”
Andrew McCarthy has written brilliant, focused impeachment articles on this very issue.
The Weekly Standard’s Barnes notes Obama’s under-water in 5 crucial polling issues. It begs the question of why the GOP is still afraid to go down an impeachment path.
Obama’s lawlessness must be stopped - otherwise, at what point is there a Red Line?
Our August 27 blog pointed out the problem of SELECTIVELY enforcing the Law..
…with such an act, Americans no longer become subject to the Law…
…we become subject to those who do the selecting.
Impeachment is a final Constitutional check on a branch of government running rough-shod over the Rule of Law, thus subjecting American citizens to a Rule of Elitists…
Impeachment is possible. The House initiates the proceedings, but first must de-fang a Democrat Senate willing to be complicit in Obama’s lawlessness.
An earlier BCP blog laid out the path…impeach Obama and Senate Democrats who, as co-conspirators, were guilty of the ‘if you like your health plan, you can keep it’ fraud.
The Senate Democrats are thus removed from hearing the impeachment process, and the balance of Senate power hearings then shifts to the Senate GOP, as the majority.
Impeachment gives the Congress power to check Obama’s lawless activities, right up to the doorway that could remove him from Office…if public sentiment swings that way.
If not, leave him in Office, but de-fanged.
(After all, a de-fanged Obama is preferable to a President Biden…!)