The impeach Obama movement, if there is one, has a new convert; Judge Jeanine Pirro.
In the aftermath of the release of new emails about the Benghazi coverup, the judge and former prosecutor called for the president’s impeachment on her FNC show Justice with Judge Jeanine.
Following the attack on the US embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, in which four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens were murdered, the White House told the American people that the attack was unrelated to terrorism.
The newly released emails — obtained after the Judicial Watch organization went to court to obtain them — sent by White House official Ben Rhodes appear to prepare Susan Rice to present the false narrative to the public that the Benghazi attack was provoked by an obscure anti-Islamic video. This was a narrative that the administration already knew was patently inaccurate.
Given the revelations contained in the emails along with administration stonewalling of previous Congressional probes, US House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has appointed Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C), an experienced former prosecutor, to head a select committee to investigate Benghazi. House Democrats, who have charged that the new committee investigation has a purely political motivation, have yet to decide whether they will participate.
Said Boehner at the time: “Americans learned this week that the Obama administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the people’s House. These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen.”
Obviously all such panels — whether a Dem or a Republican is holding the gavel — are political, including Watergate, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t engage in legitimate fact-finding.
Apart from all the often tedious back-and-forth political chatter, for the average American, the Benghazi scandal seems to boil down to two issues: Why didn’t the Obama administration beef-up security at the embassy before the attack when it was apparently on notice of the dangers, and why didn’t the president and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorize a military rescue when the terrorist attack was underway?
The latest Benghazi developments have convinced Jeanine Pirro to advocate for President Obama’s impeachment.
Pirro explained in part in her show’s opening statement:
“This is the biggest cover up since Watergate, a story no one wants to talk about. He didn’t protect your sons so he could protect his presidency and the wannabe future presidency of his then-Secretary of State. He didn’t protect your sons, choosing instead to protect the feelings of those in the Muslim world. This week, Ben Rhodes’ White House email is the Benghazi smoking gun. Susan Rice was prepped to say the so-called protests were rooted in an Internet video so as not to show a broader failure of policy. We have impeached a president for lying about sex with an intern. A president resigned in the face of certain impeachment for covering up a burglary. Why wouldn’t we impeach this president for not protecting and defending Americans in the bloodbath known as Benghazi …”
“Fact: it was a tight presidential race, Barack Obama campaigning as a war hero – a real commander-in chief, claiming al Qaeda was on its heels. Obama loses all credibility if the nation thinks al Qaeda destroyed our consulate and killed four Americans. So the conspiracy about a grotesque video begins… Mr. President, it’s called an abrogation of duty. You have not taken your oath to honestly and faithfully execute the duties of your office. As commander-in-chief, you have not protected us This dereliction of duty as commander-in-chief demands your impeachment…”
On the other side of the political spectrum, Ralph Nader has also called for Obama’s impeachment. According to Nader, bombing Libya without a Congressional declaration of war is an impeachable offense.
Do you think that the impeach Obama movement has any traction on Capitol Hill?