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Exclusive – sparked by executive amnesty, ted yoho moves to define impeachable offens

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    In an effort to draw a line in the sand against further executive actions by President Barack Obama, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) is preparing to introduce a resolution defining the House of Representative’s understanding of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution’s standard for bringing impeachment proceedings.

    “We are laying a red line. This is the Rubicon. They are forewarned: do not cross this line,” Yoho said in an interview.

    The bill’s introduction is the most aggressive move toward impeachment by any House Republican. The tactic, while constitutional, has generally been shunned as counterproductive by the GOP even as outrage has grown over President Obama’s use of executive authority.

    The resolution, which cites the Federalist Papers in its “findings” section, lists “failing to take care that the laws be faithfully executed through signing statements or systematic policies of non-enforcement” and “substituting executive agreements for treaties” as two of eleven potential high crimes and misdemeanors the House would be declaring “impeachable.”

    Other impeachable offenses would include initiating war without congressional authorization, spending funds in defiance of appropriations laws, and refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents of testimony “issued for a legitimate legislative purpose.”

  2. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    I believe Obama is guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors" but he will not be successfully impeached. Perhaps the Supreme Court will slap him around again. The Texas judge just did!
  3. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Obama is unimpeachable. Period.

    No matter what he does.
  4. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2002
    Now the good news is that President Obama says he won’t use this authority for evil. He’ll embody our “common purpose – a higher purpose.” That’s what he says. And his people say that he’s only doing what the American people want anyway.

    And that’s comforting. Let’s trust him. After all, he says, “The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures…. It will always be the first and foremost task of the Government to bring about inner consensus with the president’s aims.”

    Oh, wait. That was Hitler, assuming total power in 1933 under the Enabling Act. My bad.