On Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) elaborated on the op-ed she wrote that appeared exclusively on Breitbart.com earlier in the day calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment.
Palin told host Sean Hannity it should be the aim of Congress to halt the “imperial presidency” and that it is time to use the impeachment tool in Congress’ arsenal.
“[Obama] has allowed fraud — his subordinates and he himself to defraud the American people on these programs, these policies that he has promised will work or will not impact debt or deficits,” she said. “These have been lies by our president. Those are impeachable offenses. Sean, experts and attorneys, they have a list of at least 25 impeachable offenses. Now, GOP lawmakers know this too. I really want Congress to do its job, the constitutional power that they have, to halt an imperial presidency, to halt this fundamental transformation of America that is making us an unrecognizable mess of a nation at this time.”
Some have argued, including former Nixon administration official Pat Buchanan that impeachment is politically untenable and other means should be pursued against Obama. However, according to Palin, the lawsuit filed by House Speaker John Boehner falls short.
“I think politics come into play more when you consider not rocking the boat if you will and allowing the liberalism agendas to fail on its own. And with all due respect to Pat Buchanan, and I do respect his opinion, I disagree with him. I think – you know, keep politics out of this — this is a bipartisan issue. Americans, Congress, those who are concerned about protecting our Constitution and using the one tool that Congress has to halt what is going on, this lawlessness coming from the top, the one tool they have are articles of impeachment. Let’s get going on that. And it’s not necessarily, Sean, a lawsuit being filed by Congress because you don’t bring a lawsuit to a gunfight. And there’s no place for lawyers on the front line. Where are the front lines in America? They are our borders.”
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