House Republican Threatens to Impeach Obama – If He Does What Republicans Told Him to Do (Video)

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Image credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Just when you think Republicans can’t get any more ridiculous, all you have to remember is tomorrow is another day.  Because nowadays I can’t tell if Republicans are actually being serious or they’re in a contest among themselves to try to top their previous absurdity.

Take for instance Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s latest comments where he suggested that if President Obama takes unilateral action on immigration, impeachment might be necessary.

During an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News, King said, “None of us want to do the thing that’s left for us as an alternative.  But if the president has decided that he’s simple not going to enforce any immigration law or at least not against anybody except the felons, which essentially he has done already, this is a broader group of people, I think Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution, and that includes that i-word that we don’t want to say.”

“And I only say that now because I want to encourage the president, ‘Please don’t put America into a constitutional crisis. Please don’t do that. There’s too much at stake in this country to be decided that you can take over the Constitution and write it at will.’” King continued.

First, this notion that the president has ignored our immigration laws is preposterous.  He’s on pace to deport more illegal immigrants than any other president in history.  And the reason why these immigrant children have been brought into the United States is due to a law signed in 2008 by George W. Bush.  So, in reality, he’s following the law.

And if you don’t believe me, just ask John Boehner.

But what’s so ridiculous about these comments by King is the fact that just the other day, because Republicans weren’t able to get anything done on immigration before going on vacation (shocking, I know), they published a statement imploring President Obama to act unilaterally on immigration to get something done.

Oh, and here we have a leading Republican suggesting impeachment is still possible even though the conservative narrative lately seems to be that Democrats are the ones who keep bringing up impeachment.

So to kind of summarize all of this insanity:  Here we have a leading Republican in Steve King suggesting that he might support impeaching President Obama – for doing what several other Republicans (including the Speaker of the House John Boehner) implored him to do just a few days earlier.

And all of this is happening because President Obama is following a law that was signed by another Republican, George W. Bush.

This would all be absolutely hilarious if it were a skit on Saturday Night Live instead of real events that are actually happening within our government.

Watch his comments below via Fox News


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Kenneth Browning

    Reading articles on here is painful. I don’t disagree with them, but how they’re written is the problem. Almost every article has a similar opening paragraph, something like ” you won’t believe what the right is doing this time” or other variations. Then, halfway to two-thirds way in, a recap of what we literally just read. Then the last part is usually just the same shit said already, just worded differently.

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    • strayaway

      There are so many incorrect assumptions, beliefs, and facts in this article that it is difficult knowing where to begin. My favorite absurdity is that “the reason why these immigrant children have been brought into the United States is due to a law signed in 2008 by George W. Bush.” It would be a lot more accurate to say that once here, that law signed by Bush makes it harder to return them especially since Democrats and many Republicans want to keep that law in place.

  • gatorfan

    I have to agree with Ken. Allen, I really appreciate that you bring these issues to the public’s attention. But when you write “Here we have a leading republican suggesting impeachment” and then the next paragraph starts: “To summarize, we have Steve King a leading republican suggesting impeachment” – that’s not a summary. It’s literally repeating the same sentence we just read like 2 sentences before. You really need to do a better job crafting your articles.

    • Kenneth Browning

      I’m glad someone agrees. And to the author, I don’t mean it in a hateful way either, as I’ve seen other authors guilty of it too. just offering some constructive criticism.

  • surfjac

    “But if the president has decided that he’s simple not going to enforce any
    immigration law or at least not against anybody except the felons, which
    essentially he has done already,…”

    What law did the President not enforce? The one that bush created and that everyone is operating under here? Um, mr. fraidy-cat, following existing laws does not mean you’re not enforcing existing laws….sad we have to explain that to you. Maybe your constituents deserve someone much smarter than you.

    • strayaway

      Q. “What law did the President not enforce?”

      A. The Constitution which only allows Congress to legislate. In the case of the Dream Act, Congress refused to pass legislation allowing the children on illegal aliens who were not born here to stay here. Existing immigration law did not allow that. Neither did Congress enact an enabling act allowing our President to legislate if Congress doesn’t. That was in Germany.