In an appearance on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, conservative commentator Mark Levin discussed the various news topics of the day including the escalating tensions in Israel and the so-called humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border.
But at the end of his appearance, Levin was asked by host Sean Hannity to weigh in on President Barack Obama’s perceived overstep of constitutional executive authority and about former Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) call for Obama’s impeachment.
Levin warned that House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit, which stands a very good chance of being dismissed by the courts, could wind up emboldening Obama.
“John Boehner says no to impeachment, no to the power of the purse, no to shutting down the government which was shut down 20 times before he was speaker in multiple administrations,” Levin said. “John Boehner attacks conservatives and the Tea Party. Let me tell you something, Sean — he’s bringing this lawsuit which has a very slim chance of success given standing issues and precedent in courts, and he is playing with fire because if we lose that suit, what is Obama going to say, Sean? Obama is going to say, ‘See that? They take their best shot. They brought a lawsuit. The courts agree with me.’ And off goes the imperial president again. I think John Boehner has been a disastrous Speaker of the House, and this lawsuit idea, which is really out of left field, I think is a mistake.”
As for Palin’s remarks, Levin endorsed them by declaring Palin “stands with the framers.”
“I was just going to say on impeachment, Sarah Palin is right, if we had a functional constitutional republic with a president who violates separation of powers, who thumbs his nose at the court system and says he’s going to do more and more of it, she’s exactly right,” he added. “This would be an open-and-shut case. She stands with the framers. So, what is Boehner’s answer? What are the Republicans going to do? They’re going to wait for the next election? That doesn’t fix it.”
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