A sitting Congressman has endorsed the call to impeach President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. Rep. Trent Franks, R-AZ, told Scott Keyes of ThinkProgress.org he would “absolutely” support impeachment if enough fellow Congressmen would support him. The left-wing blog posted an interview it filmed of the four-term Congressman at the Tea Party Patriots Policy Summit in Phoenix, in which Franks called for holding Obama and Holder accountable for violating the rule of law. Keyes asked if Franks would consider defunding the Department of Justice over its refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Franks called withholding funds from the department “probably the strongest leverage that we have.”
When Keyes asked if Franks personally supported the measure, he responded, “Absolutely. I would support that in a moment. This Department of Justice has proven itself to be so committed to the ideology of Barack Obama that perhaps he should change the name.”
The left-wing blogger then returned to DOMA and raised the subject of impeachment:
Keyes: I know Newt Gingrich has came out [sic.] and said if they don’t reverse course here, we ought to be talking about possibly impeaching either Attorney General Holder or even President Obama to try to get them to reverse course. Do you think that is something you would support?
Frank: If it could gain the collective support, absolutely. I called for Eric Holder to repudiate the policy to try terrorists within our civil courts, or resign. So it just seems like that they have an uncanny ability to get it wrong on almost all fronts.
Franks is the first sitting Congressman to raise the specter of impeachment while in office. However, while successfully campaigning to regain his old House seat last fall, Michigan Republican Tim Walberg said the GOP must be willing to confront Obama “up to and including impeachment.”
Franks joins former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, American Family Radio Network talk show host Bryan Fischer, ACORN expert Matthew Vadum, and others who find the president’s selective defense or enforcement of marriage law to rise to the level of impeachment. Several other prominent figures, including former Congressman and presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo, have called for impeachment on other grounds.
Is Soros Scared of Impeachment?
ThinkProgress intended this as a hit piece to demonstrate how radical the Republican Congress has become. This venue is significant. ThinkProgress describes itself as “a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.” The Center for American Progress (CAP) received significant start-up money from George Soros. Time magazine called CAP “Obama’s idea factory.” In addition to being the current employer of Van Jones, CAP is the chief power in D.C. calling for Obama to rule purely through executive powers. CAP staffer Sarah Rosen Wartell compiled a report for the Center last fall entitled “The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change.” The paper called on Barack Obama to ignore the will of the people, bypass Congress, and implement a left-wing agenda. (This author first revealed Obama’s decision to rule by executive order last October 8 in his article, “Obama Considering Rule by Executive Order in 2011.”)
The fact that George Soros’ bloggers are responding to the impeach Obama campaign means something: the big boys have taken notice. For the first time since he was sworn in, the power behind the throne knows Obama’s presidency is imperiled by the illegal policies and Constitutional violations they urged him to impose. The new Republican Congress has the power of oversight, and its leaders have every right to rein in this administration’s selective, politically (and often racially) discriminatory enforcement of the law.
The key in Franks’ statement is the condition: “If it could gain the collective support.” Every politician must know the American people not only support but demand this lawless administration be held accountable for its misdeeds through the Constitutional means our Founding Fathers left at the people’s disposal. They will never act unless they are pushed. Stand with us as we pressure Congress to do the right thing.