Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) opened the door to impeaching Obama because he said that the commander in chief had been “lawless” in an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg.
Let the president be duly warned.
Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”
Specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya.
In an exclusive WND column, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo claims that Jones introduced his House Concurrent Resolution 107 in response to startling recent comments from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
“This week it was Secretary of Defense Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and President Obama look not to the Congress for authorization to bomb Syria but to NATO and the United Nations,” Tancredo writes. “This led to Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., introducing an official resolution calling for impeachment should Obama take offensive action based on Panetta’s policy statement, because it would violate the Constitution.”
Read More at WND By Drew Zahn, WorldNetDaily
On January 9, John Karlson wrote the following letter to the editor of The Newton Bee of Newton, Connecticut, demanding President Barack Obama be impeached. He doubled his letter’s impact by sending it first to his congressman, Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy:
To the Editor:
The following letter was sent to Congressman Murphy this date.
Dear Congressman Murphy:
I request you start impeachment hearings on the President of the United Sates, under Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution.
As you know, President Obama superseded the Constitution by appointing people without the approval of the Senate. Per the Senate, they were in session. This is the same Senate that was in session for the passage of the Payroll Extension Tax, passed during “informal” session.
Congressman, this is an illegal and impeachable offense.
You also took an oath to uphold the Constitution, and I ask you to uphold your oath of office by starting said impeachment hearings.
Thanking you in advance,
Mr. Karlson is in good company in his assessment that Obama’s “recess” appointments are illicit, illegal, indefensible, and an impeachable offense.
To defend himself, Obama’s political appointees at the Office of Legal Counsel’s rolled out a servile “legal defense” for the actions, which Todd Gaziano of the Heritage Foundation described as “at times, frankly, embarrassing.” Gaziano, a former counsel in OLC, wrote, “Most of the lengthy legal opinion is not on point, since it addresses the use of the recess appointment power when the Senate really is in recess for 21 days or so.”
In fact, this view is shared by the Obama administration itself — and sworn in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2010, Obama’s Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal — the assistant to Elena Kagan — told Chief Justice John Roberts that “The — the recess appointment power can work in — in a recess. I think our office has opined the recess has to be longer than 3 days. And — and so, it is potentially available to avert the future crisis that — that could — that could take place with respect to the board. If there are no other questions.”
The nomination process was no better than the nominees. Lachlan Markay writes in The Washington Examiner that one of the NLRB appointees, Richard Griffin, helped International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 hide its corruption and was associated with another IUOE chapter whose malfeasance may have added $100 million to Ground Zero costs.
This letter, and so many others like it, prove more Americans across the land believe this president must be stopped.
If you have written or spoken out for impeachment, tell me about it.