A veteran Republican member of Congress is calling for President Obama to be impeached if he goes ahead with any executive action on amnesty.
Rep. Walter Jones (R-North Carolina) told Breitbart News Thursday that he is “disappointed” the United States is incompliant with the Constitution: “To me a constitutional question means that we have the option of impeachment,” Jones said.
“We have a Constitution, and I am very disappointed from year to year that we do not follow the Constitution. To me, if you think the President has violated his trust of office, meaning with the American people, then follow the Constitution.”
Fox News reported Thursday that the President could announce as early as next week a ten-point immigration plan, on which he would take executive action.
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In June 2013, Jones threatened to introduce articles of impeachment if troops were sent to Syria and were killed, The Huffington Post reported. He said at the time, “If Congress sends one troop, if one of our troops goes to Syria and is killed, I will introduce articles of impeachment against the President.”
“The President is not a king. He was elected by the people, just like the House and Senate.”
Last summer, Jones voted against a measure allowing Congress to sue the President over executive action taken delaying Obamacare mandates, a measure championed by House Speaker John Boehner, calling it at at the time a “show,” The Hill reports.
“Why not impeach instead of wasting $1 million to $2 million of the taxpayers’ money? … If you’re serious about this, use what the founders of the Constitution gave us.”
The veteran GOP member has not just gone after President Obama for impeachment. He voted with Democrats to impeach President Bush in 2007. And Jones is not the only one calling for Obama’s impeachment if he moves forward with executive action on amnesty. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said on NewsMaxTV’s America’s Forum earlier this week that impeachment would be a “consideration.”
“Well impeachment is indicting in the House and that’s a possibility…But you still have to convict in the Senate and that takes a two-thirds vote… But impeachment would be a consideration, yes sir.”
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