Kucinich: Obama Could Be Impeached

Kucinich: Obama Could Be Impeached

On Fox News, Congressman Dennis Kucinich stated that Barack Obama could be impeached if he attacked Syria without Congressional approval. Kucinich was asked, “You really think the president is risking impeachment by moving without congressional approval against Syria?” 

 He responded: 

Yes, and I’ll tell you why: Because there is no imminent or actual threat to the United States of America. If there was, then people expect the president to defend us . But in this case, the president is going on his own. I mean, in the previous clip, he said he would go and he said, “I said-” he said, “I meant what I said. I have not made a final decision.”Well, it’s not “I, the president.” It’s “We, the people of the United States” who formed the Constitution. In article 1 Section 8, it says, “Only the Congress has the power to take this country to war.” 

That’s a fundamental principle, and if the president throws that away and disregards that, I think that there’ll be consequences for him. That’s why he has to go to Congress. The people through their directly elected representatives have a right to be heard. If the people in the UK can be represented by their Parliament and Cameron agreed with the will of the people through their representatives, then why can’t President Obama do the same thing?