Calls for Obama’s impeachment surprisingly has House Speaker John Boehner agreeing with the President on at least one front. While Boehner didn’t qualify his responses, he did say that to impeach Obama as many Republicans desire is a bad idea.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, some people claimed that the Taliban trade for Bowe Bergdahl was “providing aid and comfort to the enemy” and thus constituted grounds for Obama’s impeachment. When John Boehner’s lawsuit was filed, some political pundits claimed it was merely “dress rehearsal” for impeaching Obama based upon the presumption that the Republicans take a majority in the Senate after the 2014 mid-term elections this fall. But others said we should impeach Eric Holder first.
Sarah Palin managed to make Obama’s impeachment headline news when she cited the incoming flood of illegal immigrants as the reason:
“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”
The cries for Obama’s impeachment were loud enough that even the president decided to respond to the controversy:
“You hear some of them, sue him, impeach him. Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? OK. Think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job when you don’t do your job.”
John Boehner’s lawsuit is based upon the nature of the executive orders that Obama has been advocating lately. But to the President that reason was not good enough:
“It’s not clear how it is the Republicans didn’t seem to mind when President Bush took more executive actions than I did. Maybe it’s just me they don’t like. I don’t know. Maybe there is some principle out there that I haven’t discerned, that I haven’t figured out.”
Of course, Obama also previously said he was planning on bypassing Congress:
“Republicans in Congress keep blocking or voting down almost every serious idea to strengthen the middle class. This year alone, they’ve said no to raising the minimum wage, no to fair pay, no to student loan reform, no to extending unemployment insurance. This obstruction keeps the system rigged for those at the top, and rigged against the middle class. And as long as they insist on doing it, I’ll keep taking actions on my own.”
Even his Twitter account admitted to his plans:
“We can’t afford to wait for Congress…and that’s why I’m going ahead without them when I can.” —President Obama
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 27, 2014
Despite Boehner being behind the lawsuit, he says he “disagrees” with House Republicans calling for Obama’s impeachment. Instead, Boehner believes it is best to focus on just a lawsuit:
“The path that we’re going is the right one to defend our institution against the encroachment from the Executive Branch and to preserve the Constitution of our country as it was written and as it was intended.”
Do you think John Boehner’s lawsuit could eventually lead to President Obama’s impeachment?