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Krauthammer: Executive Amnesty ‘An Impeachable Offense’

Krauthammer: Executive Amnesty ‘An Impeachable Offense’

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said that President Barack Obama pushing forward with his executive amnesty plan is an “impeachable offense.”

Host Megyn Kelly prodded Krauthammer on the question of impeachment.

“Some say republicans have no choice but to call out that perceived lawlessness and do something as politically unpopular as impeach him,” Kelly said. 

“Look, I believe it is an impeachable offense,” Krauthammer said. “If the circumstances were different, if we were at the beginning of a presidency, if we hadn’t had years when the Congress has been supine and unresponsive at other grabs of their authority by the executive — like Obama unilaterally changing ObamaCare after it was passed about 30 times with no response from the Congress, the same as Obama essentially rewriting some of the drug laws.”

“This idea of prosecutorial discretion is really a travesty,” he continued. “It is intended for extreme cases. For a case where you want to show mercy for an individual or two where it’s unusual incident, unusual circumstances and you say, OK, we’re going to give this person a pass. It was never intended to abolish a whole class of people subject to a law and to essentially abolish whole sections of a law. And that’s exactly what’s happening here.”

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