A move to impeach President Obama led by Sarah Palin is taking heat this week, with Attorney General Eric Holder denouncing the calls for the president’s head.
There has been a growing sentiment among Republicans to push for the impeachment of President Obama. Palin, who has emerged as a leader of this movement, focused on the president’s immigration policies and the scandal in Benghazi.
In an editorial, Palin accused Obama of trampling on the U.S. Constitution:
“In violation of our Constitution, [Obama] regularly ignores court orders, changes laws by executive fiat, and refuses to enforce laws he doesn’t like, including our immigration laws. When Congress declined to pass amnesty for illegal immigrants’ offspring, he unilaterally enacted his own version of it, which created the current crisis on our border as illegal youth pour into our country to receive what he illegally promised them. He committed fraud on the American people when he promised that if we liked our health care plan we could keep it…”
Palin focused particularly on what she believes is Obama’s lack of interest in stopping illegal immigration.
“Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president,” Palin wrote. “His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas.’”
But Eric Holder is having none of these efforts. He said the move to impeach President Obama is just a sign of Republicans who want to do whatever they can to stop the president.
“For whatever reason, [some] Republicans decided early on that this was a president they were just simply not going to cooperate with,” Holder said in an interview with ABC News‘ Pierre Thomas. “And over the past five-and-a-half years, we have seen demonstrations of that, where the president has reached out his hand, offered compromises that have simply not been met [in the way] they have been in the past by a Republican Party willing to do the appropriate things.”
Holder was particularly harsh with Sarah Palin.
“She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why,” he said.
Though some fringe Republicans and Tea Party groups have been seeking to impeach President Obama since not long after he took office, Sarah Palin is the biggest name to join the movement so far. Some believe that her rhetoric could be the prelude for a run in 2016, but to date Palin has been quiet about her intentions.