On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary met to consider the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama just because.
The Washington Post reports, “They didn’t use that word, of course. Republican leaders frown on such labeling because it makes the House majority look, well, crazy. ”
It is, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said, “the word that we don’t like to say in this committee, and I’m not about to utter here in this particular hearing.”
A few examples courtesy of Dana Millank via Washpo:
One of the majority’s witnesses, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz, encouraged the Republicans not to be so shy. “I don’t think you should be hesitant to speak the word in this room,” he said. “A check on executive lawlessness is impeachment.”
This gave the lawmakers courage. “I’m often asked this,” said Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) “You got to go up there, and you just impeach him.”
Wait a second here. Don’t you need Articles of Impeachment first? Not in GOP land. You can just impeach that Kenyan usurper out of office!
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), who has said there are enough votes in the House to impeach Obama, added: “We’ve also talked about the I-word, impeachment, which I don’t think would get past the Senate in the current climate. .?.?. Is there anything else we can do?”
The Republicans in the House know there is no chance of throwing this president from office. Yet at least 13 of the 22 Republicans on the panel have threatened or hinted at impeachment of Obama, his appointees or his allies in Congress. They’ve proposed this as the remedy to just about every dispute or political disagreement, from Syria to Obamacare.
At Tuesday’s hearing, the committee chairman, Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), accused Obama of “picking and choosing which laws to enforce” and of being “the first president since Richard Nixon to ignore a duly enacted law simply because he disagrees with it.”
Contributed Smith: “The president has ignored laws, failed to enforce laws, undermined laws and changed laws, all contrary to the Constitution.”
The majority’s witnesses added to the accusations. George Washington University’s Jonathan Turley said Obama had “claimed the right of the king to essentially stand above the law.”
This excited Franks, who embraced impeachment back in 2011. Obama’s actions, he said, “could be considered royal prerogatives, which is, if my history’s right, what we had that little unpleasantness with Great Britain about.”
Yikes! Why bother with impeachment? They need a revolution.
In Milbank’s article he offers a list of Republicans who have used the ‘I word’ in order to rid them of our twice elected President.
Sen. Jim Inhofe once aid Obama could be impeached over the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Have you noticed Republicans stopped talking about Benghazi lately? I wonder why that is.