Skip to comments.Jon Kyl warns Obama: ‘Impeachment is always a possibility’
Posted on 06/26/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Arizona Senator Jon Kyl stated his belief that impeachment is always a possibility regarding President Barack Obamas recent immigration policy shift, during an appearance Tuesday on the Bill Bennett radio show.
If the president insists on continuing to ignore parts of the law that he doesnt like, and simply not enforce that law, the primary remedy for that is political, said Mr. Kyl.
And you have it two ways: one is oversight through the Congress to demonstrate what theyre doing wrong and there are some potential criminal charges there for dereliction of duty. Although, I havent looked that up yet. And the other part of it is people need to react through the ballot box to turn out of office those people who are not doing their duty. Now if its bad enough and if there are shenanigans involved in it, then of course impeachment is always a possibility. But I dont think at this point anybody is talking about that, added the Arizona Republican.
Mr. Kyls comments come a day after the Supreme Court struck down three provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law known as S.B. 1070. The majority of Republicans had similar reactions to Mr. Kyl, although the Arizona senator has been the only lawmaker thus far to mention impeachment as a possible political remedy for Mr. Obama.
The impeachment reference is also indicative of the overall Republican sentiment towards the president, after his recent executive order that allows young immigrants to legally pursue a path towards citizenship. Mr. Obamas immigration policy shift places Republicans and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a tough spot, as they do not want further alienate the nations Latino voting demographic which already overwhelmingly supports the president in nationwide election year polling.
Mr. Kyl released a joint statement with Arizona Senator John McCain following the Supreme Court ruling that was also critical of the Obama administration.
The Arizona law was born out of the states frustration with the burdens that illegal immigration and continued drug smuggling impose on its schools, hospitals, criminal justice system and fragile desert environment, and an administration that chooses to set enforcement policies based on a political agenda, not the laws as written by Congress, said the two Arizona Republicans in their joint statement Monday.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer stated that she felt that the ruling provided vindication on her states behalf, because the Supreme Court upheld the provision in the law that allows police to check the immigration status of any individual during a traffic stop or domestic incident.
Mr. Obama, who has expressed opposition to the states immigration law, also reacted positively to the SCOTUS ruling on Arizonas immigration law, saying it provided an incentive for congressional action on the issue of immigration reform.
What this decision makes unmistakably clear is that Congress must act on comprehensive immigration reform, said Mr. Obama. A patchwork of state laws is not a solution to our broken immigration system its part of the problem.
The president has not commented on Mr. Kyls impeachment remarks.
A. Takes too long to prepare the Articles of Impeachment.
B. Not everybody who believes Obama should be gone, believes that he should be gone for any one universal reason, and some of their reasons may be contradictory to others.
C. A strong anti-impeachment sentiment would immediately swell among the sycophant (and butt-smooching) lame-stream media.
D. Nobody has ever been removed from the Office of the Presidency by impeachment. Death (unlikely) or resignation are the only two avenues other than being voted out. And only one other President has ever resigned.
Leftist aka progressive prez bo is not doing his job. He has ordered law enforcement officers to not perform their sworn duties. An illegal order. Soldiers and law enforcement officers do not have to obey an illegal order. All grounds for dismissal.
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