Skip to comments.CONGRESSMAN: HOUSE WOULD VOTE TO IMPEACH
Posted on 06/18/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT by kingattax
Another member of the U.S. House has joined the conversation about the possibility of impeaching President Obama for illegal activities, confirming his colleagues probably would vote for the move.
The comments come from Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., in an interview with radio host Gary Sutton.
We have a president who has taken this to a new level. And its put us in a real position where hes just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the laws, ignoring the checks and balances, he said.
The problem is, what do you do? For those who say impeach him for breaking the laws or not enforcing the laws, you know. Could that pass, in the House? It probably, it probably could. Are the majority of American people in favor of impeaching President Obama? Im not sure, he said.
He cited the recent primary election loss for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.
I think what happened in Virginia is what youre going to start seeing around the country.
Theyre going to look at their specific member of Congress and their own U.S. senator. If they dont feel youre standing up for them, theyre going to throw you out and theyre going to send somebody else there.
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It is coming, but hang on.
Yes. Impeach him. But that does not remove him from office.
Resign is fine, sooner the better.
Right. Integrity and the rule of law be damned.
The American people want you asshats that we sent to DC to take care of business? It seems that none of you are doing that, from the fearless golfer on down to the lowliest congressman. Get real man...... Do the damn job that you were sent there to do..
They won’t impeach.
Congress protects Obama to protect THEMSELVES.
The main obstacle to Impeaching Obama is the cowardliness of the Republican House Members to vote Boehner out as Speaker.
With Boehner just a regular House Member, Obama could be Impeached before Labor Day.
With Boehner as Speaker, Obama will continue to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America,” and enjoy every minute of it.
Many have not been paying attention and some are in denial. If the substantial number of charges are laid out, clearly supported and made public, there is no question IMO that a majority in America will support impeachment and removal.
if articles of impeachment are filed and pass, and there is a trial in the senate, just make sure that chester trent lott isn’t involved in setting the rules for the trial.
Yes, let us begin to seriously talk about it. There is so much to be deliberated, and from so very many perspectives. Let’s do talk (loudly) on the topic. But first order of business, offload certain RINOs who would prevent this “Impeachment Party” from ever getting started. We must replace Boehner and Kevin McCarthy if he is chosen to replace Cantor. I am almost preferring to absorb a loss with McConnell this fall, just to sweep him off the decks once and for all.
If they only had a backbone.
Musn't we use strategy to remove the abomination?
Only the Senate can remove him from office...and for that we will need a 2/3 vote in said Senate.
regarding a loss for ‘mighty mitch’, if the RATS lose the senate, more and more people are in agreement with you.
crybaby and mitch - OUT
Even if Repubs took the Senate, there are so many RINOs out there now I doubt they would get anything accomplished and we’ll have this jackass for another 2 years until the Hillary/Warren administration takes over in 2017 which will be like nuking the Titanic while it’s sinking.
He is a skunk (apologies to skunks). He will have to be dragged from the WH.
But as we all remember from the Nixon trial...these things develop a momentum of their own.
Obama is far worse than Nixon, but is protected by the issue of Racism.
This is virgin territory. Let's see what happens.
Woulda Coulda Shoulda
Do it or STFU.
Gary Sutton hosts a conservative talk radio program 9 AM - Noon on Cumulus station WSBA 910 AM.
yep, going to have to wait after the election in Nov. and the cleaning of the Senate
Article 1, Section 3, clause 6: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
7: Judgment in Cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Don’t need to wait. If the impeachment articles pass the house the senate had to hold the trial.
The area which is problematic is the two third vote to remove. Even with a repubs majority the thirds will be very difficult.
But let’s get started.
With a big enough public outcry, the Democrats will vote to impeach him to clean the slate before 2016. Easier for another Den to run cleanly.
Yada, yada. They have proved they don’t have the guts to follow through. They don’t even have the guts not to cave at every little dictate from Prez Stompy Feet.
I think public opinion has turned
Impeaching Hussein would instantly convert the victimizer into the victim, rallying his zero information "gimme" voting base.
Eric Holder, on the other hand...?
A slam dunk!
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Blah blah blah... they will never do it. There is nothing... NOTHING obongo could do to cause enough republicans to band together and impeach him.
Don’t talk about it just do it.
I don’t care if the senate does not go along. Sometimes you do the right thing even if you lose in the end.
Doing right is never wrong.
We need a big flag with a picture of a juicy Georgia Peach. There is a sticker on the Peach with the gothic cap.letter ‘M’. This is on everybody’s mind more and more each day, each hour. You don’t even have to put your conservative life in danger by printing who the subject is. Impeach? Impeach Who....Who else other than Obumbles.
This next election cycle should be interesting. How would you like to be the Democratic candidate and be being asked “Would you vote in favor of the impeachment of President Obama?” The question is more damaging than the answer.
I think the tipping point was the Bergdahl/ Taliban Five lunancy. Added to everything else, it was just too much to be brushed off as Faux News follies, even for many of the Obots.
So what....why all this hype?????
I guess its a ploy to get people to support GOPe candidates for this year’s elections especially the US Senate to promote the idea that there may be a vote to impeach him and then votes to convict him in some Senate trial.
Two political parties (D and R) are moving this country in the same direction with more spending, ever increasing debt, new taxes and plans for more of the same in the future.
Bipartisan Uniparty government with European style austerity measures to please creditors lies underneath all the political noise coming out of Washington and airing on radio talk shows.
I don’t know. Impeachment is a political process not a criminal one. I am not sure 2/3 of the Senate would vote to make Joey Biden POTUS.
EXACTLY!! ding, ding, ding!
M-Peach! Hieroglyphics can be fun.
Never was a Senate trial.. He resigned when confronted by Senators from both parties who told him face to face that the votes were there to convict if he was impeached.
Obama protected himself from an impeachment leading to removal by tapping Joe Biden as his VP. This guy isn’t stupid. If you think Biden wasn’t picked for that reason alone, why was he? Certainly not for his intelligence...
I know. Freakin’ slackers.
And guess who will be reviewing the production? Yep. The MSM!
As long as the MSM retains its hold on the low-information pukes, impeachment without two thirds of the Senate is likely a bad idea.
Slow Joe is way smarter than the Chief. Not saying much!
Fact is, if we had the resources to oust Obsma, there would be no reason not to oust Biden shortly thereafter, and swear in President Boehner (retch!). But we don't. So, it just a Gedankenexperiment.
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Thanks lightman for the heads up
“If the substantial number of charges are laid out, clearly supported and made public, there is no question IMO that a majority in America will support impeachment and removal.”
Ninety-eight percent of blacks will never support Hussein’s impeachment. And please don’t expect them to make logical decisions based on information (”substantial number of charges”). Ditto for 50% of Hispanics. And there are the yellow dog dems who are ignorant and glory in their ignorance.
Correct. House = indict, Senate = trial, Chief Justice presiding.
You may get the indictment, but you will never get a conviction out of the Senate because of McConnell, Graham, McCain, Alexander, et al.
I’d take Stupid Joe over Evil Obama any damn day.
Rock and a hard place here. Even if you indicted them both, you’d be left with Boehner if they are convicted in the Senate. Just damn!
Right, Senate hearing not trial.