I see where Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) says he thinks that the House of Representatives would most probably vote to impeach President Obama. I don't know if this speaks worse about Rep. Flores and his perception, or about the House Republicans, if he's actually somehow correct.
“I look at the president, I think he's violated the Constitution,” Flores said on Thursday. “I think he’s violated the law. I think he’s abused his power but at the end of the day you have to say if the House decides to impeach him, if the House had an impeachment vote it would probably impeach the president.”
One thing he didn't say is anything about how the President has supposedly violated the Constitution. Or violated the law. Or abused his power.
Nor does he say if he'd have voted to impeach George Bush who actuallz lied the nation into war. And was so overloaded with abuses and violations it's amazing he could still stand.
To his credit, Mr. Flores -- who represents a state that keeps threatening to secede from the Union -- did also say that conviction of the President would likely fail in the Senate (gee, ya think? Likely?) and that such a situation would cause big problems for Republicans. "If you try and fail are you willing to put Nancy Pelosi back in the Speakership. I'm not.”
Me, as I've often noted here, I almost hope House Republicans would vote to impeach the president. Normally, I'd be aghast at such a monumentally irresponsible and ghastly action -- but then, usually Congress does business. Since this Do Nothing Republican-blocked Congress isn't busy anyway, hey, why not go ahead and so deeply offend the public that the GOP would indeed loose control of the House next year and perhaps for a decade or more to come.
Impeachment. I mean, seriously, what idiots.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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