Skip to comments.Missouri governor faces impeachment over pro-gay ‘marriage’ executive order
Posted on 04/25/2014 7:56:16 PM PDT by massmike
Republicans in the Missouri State House have brought three charges of impeachment against Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
The main charge relates to an Executive Order by Nixon that allows same-sex couples who "marry" in other states to file tax returns jointly in the state. Nixon said he was forced to make the decision because of how the state and federal tax codes are linked, but Republicans say it violates the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex "marriage."
"This is such a blatant and serious violation of Missouri's constitution and Missouri law that the governor should be removed from office," said Republican legislator Nick Marshall. The Executive Order came after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
One of the other resolutions relates to Nixon not calling for special elections fast enough for empty legislative seats.
The third deals with what Republicans consider insufficient punishment of officials who gave the names of concealed carry permit holders to the Social Security Administration as part of a fraud investigation.
An impeachment motion would have to get through the full House, which held a committee hearing on the resolutions on Wednesday. It would then move to a seven-seat panel picked by the Senate, where five of seven judges would have to vote in favor of impeachment.
A hearing on this week mostly focused on the same-sex "marriage"-related charges. Another hearing in the House will take place next Wednesday.
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Sounds great to me!
It is FAR beyond time when Democrats should face a real penalty for this kind of crap.
Federal judge swoops in and saves him in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Yes. Take it to the limit, and be prepared for what follows.
Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]
about damn time. excellent. now if any pubsmat the fed level would grow some danglers and do the same for holder and president mom jeans.
Gee, you think Boehner could learn some lessons from these guys? NOT!
I’m done with Rand Paul. I’m not compromising my principles to let people who don’t share my views in the party. What the hell is he thinking?
Maybe I am a poor reader but I saw no reference to Rand Paul in the article. Did I miss something?
Sorry, I was referring to the post above regarding Paul’s recent comments..
Until politicians are held accountable for lawlessness like this, more will engage in it.