Heres the deal... if it was finally discovered that Obama was negligent, and even ordered special forces to stand down when they could have protected the mission, he would be liable for impeachment.
But lets ask ourselves this question HOW LIKELY IS THAT?
High crimes and misdemeanors is a phrase from the United States Constitution, Article II, Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Which one does Obamas fault come under? High crime or misdemeanor?
Lets say that got out of the way and Obama gets indicted for high crime or misdemeanor, how can he be impeached?
It can be attained by a simple majority vote in favor of impeachment, by House members present, for the full resolution of the impeachment, or any article of the impeachment.
Once the vote in favor of impeachment has been attained, the House informs the U.S. Senate of the outcome, and then chooses some House members to act as prosecuting attorneys, called managers.
The U.S. Senate prepares to try the impeachment case, during which, it will hear the arguments of both sides. In the case of the impeachment of a U.S. President, the Chief Justice of the United States presides over the proceedings. In order to convict the defendant in an impeachment trial, the hearing requires
1.) a vote in favor of conviction equal to or exceeding two-thirds of the members of the U.S. Senate present, and
2.) a quorum of a simple majority of U.S. Senators. According to Article 1, § 3 of the U.S. Constitution: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.
This is going to be a tall order. First, the GOP will have to take over the Senate in 2014. If the impeachment occurs before that, it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY Obama will be removed from office via impeachment.
I think this may be so bad for BO that even the dems won’t be able to protect him from being impeached without ruining their own reputations. The evidence will be so clear and damning that they will have no choice as we can’t have a CIC that CHOOSES not to protect American citizens. This is much clearer than the Clinton scandal. This involves much more serious accusations and dead Americans.
Are you saying that we shouldn’t do what is right, because we might not prevail?
If so, thanks - but no thanks!