"Today I come to you with the news that our President actually waived the restriction on countries supplying arms to international terrorists, specifically Al‑Qaeda. And the reason why he waived that is because we’re providing arms to international terrorists, specifically Al‑Qaeda,” Beck said.
"Now, if that isn’t an act of treason, I don’t know what is. If that is not an act of insanity, I don’t know what is,” he added.
Beck said it wasn't a case of Obama not knowing who the terrorists are.
"No, no. Mr. President, you apparently do know exactly who they are because you felt compelled to waive the restriction on arming them,” he said. “Now, why would you do that? So you can no longer make the case ‘We don’t know who these guys are’ because the President felt compelled to tell us who they are by waiving the restrictions. They’re international terrorists. If that’s not an act of suicide, if that’s not an act finally of the President admitting we’re on the wrong side – when you have to waive the law so you can arm terrorists, you’re on the wrong side.”
On Tuesday, the Washington Examiner said Obama waived a provision of a federal law that was designed to prevent supply of weapons to terrorist groups in order to support "vetted" rebel groups.
Some of those fighting the Assad regime are known to be affiliated with al Qaeda and other radical Islamist groups, while Assad is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.
Obama, the Examiner said, cited his authority under the Arms Export Control Act to "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction."
The provisions Obama waived prevent weapons from being sent to certain countries.
The law, Joel Gehrke wrote, allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he "determines that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States."
It also requires Obama to provide Congress — at least 15 days prior to handing over the weapons — "the name of any country involved in the proposed transaction, the identity of any recipient of the items to be provided pursuant to the proposed transaction, and the anticipated use of those items," along with a list of the weapons being provided, the delivery schedule, and an explanation as to why the transfer is key to U.S. national security interests.
In a statement, National Security Council spokesman Caitlin Hayden said the action would allow the administration to provide chemical warfare protection and training to the rebels.
"This action is part of longstanding and ongoing efforts to provide life-saving chemical weapons-related assistance to people in need in Syria," she said.
After "nearly five years and countless scandals," Beck -- for the first time -- maintained Obama needs to be impeached.
"You know, I know I just did a thing in the New York Times just, like, two weeks ago where I said I haven’t called for impeachment of the President. I haven’t called for it,” he said. “I’m calling for the impeachment of the President of the United States. The President of the United States needs to be impeached.”
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