Calls for President Obama’s impeachment has been increasing in the past several months and concerns are now rising within the White House administration that Republicans in the U.S. House are close to issuing an impeachment especially if he takes executive action to slow illegal immigrant deportations according to the Hill on Friday.
The Hill reported that Dan Pfeiffer, who is a senior adviser to Obama said that the White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington and that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has called for Obama’s impeachment and a majority of the Republican party members favors the impeachment.
On July 8, 2014, Palin wrote her opinion on Breitbart and said, “Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services. Securing our borders is obviously fundamental here; it goes without saying that it is his job.”
“President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better… and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along. And mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights,” said Palin.
“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.”
According to the left-leaning CNN news organization poll on Friday, 35 percent of adult Americans are calling for impeachment, with the majority, 56 percent being Republican while the other 65 percent, some Republicans and mostly Democrats, are saying no to impeachment. The poll also revealed that 45% feel Obama has gone too far in expanding the power of the presidency and the executive branch.
However, as the Hill pointed out, those numbers were similar during the Clinton administration but former President Bill Clinton was impeached anyway although the Senate denied the removal of Clinton from office.
The most vocal in support of impeachment comes from Conservatives and Tea Party members, who point out that Obama has crossed the line too many times, including violations of the Constitution and numerous instances of disregarding U.S. laws.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz back in May 2014 released a fourth report, titled, “The Legal Limit Report No. 4: The Obama Administration’s Abuse of Power” documenting 26 more instances of lawlessness and other abuses of power by President Obama.
In that report, some of the abuses of power by President Obama include the Administration’s disregard for current drug, immigration, welfare, and marriage laws. The White House’s false portrayal about events in Benghazi, and the exemptions, waivers, and delays associated with the implementation of Obamacare.
The other three reports by Cruz outlines the other 50 violations of law by Obama and his administration. The first three reports can be found in Cruz’s press releases in the February 2014, December 2013, and April 2013 archives.
When the fourth report was released, Cruz said, “The pattern of lawlessness by this Administration should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology,” said Sen. Cruz. “Rule of law means that we are a nation ruled by laws, not men. No one—and especially not the president—is above the law. For that reason, the U.S. Constitution imposes on every president the express duty to ‘take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.’ Rather than honor this duty, President Obama has openly defied it by repeatedly suspending, delaying, and waiving portions of the laws that he is charged to enforce.”