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Krauthammer: Impending White House Amnesty Order ‘An Impeachable Offense’

Posted By Brendan Bordelon On 8:09 PM 07/29/2014

Like many on the right, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer is politically opposed to impeaching President Barack Obama. But on Tuesday, he declared that legally, the rumored White House order granting amnesty to as many as 6 million illegal immigrants “would be an impeachable offense” — and Obama’s talk of impeachment may be a way to preempt that pushback.

Krauthammer spoke with Fox News’s Bret Baier on a panel with The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard and Fox News contributor Juan Williams. The group discussed the impeachment buzz swirling around Washington, which most observers agree is being ginned up by Democrats eager for the campaign donations such talk brings.

Krauthammer didn’t dispute that characterization, but offered a couple serious caveats. “There’s only one real thing here,” he claimed, “and that is that Obama is said to — or there are reports from the White House — that he’s going to do something by executive order about immigration.”

“If he were to do something like legalize five — let’s say half, which is what’s been talked about — huge numbers of illegal immigrants, to do it by executive order — which would be clearly lawless, and it would be the biggest overreach of a president in memory — it would be an impeachable offense,” Krauthammer declared.

“I would be 100 percent against impeachment,” the columnist clarified, “because it’s political suicide. But it really would be the basis for that.”

“That’s what I think the White House may actually be softening people up for,” Krauthammer mused. “An executive order that reaches impeachable offensive, but it’s a way to — it’s like a preemptive strike.”

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Until and unless there is clear bipartisan support for impeachment, doing so will merely galvanize the democrats/libs/progs like they've never been galvanized before, will make the unfolding Obamacare and immigration/amnesty disasters irrelevant and will virtually ensure that the democrats keep the Senate and gain the House in 2014, and will retain the White House in 2016.

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Oceander wrote above:
[[ Until and unless there is clear bipartisan support for impeachment...]]

There will never be "bipartisan support" before the process begins, you're setting up the straw man.

"Bipartisan" support is simply unnecessary in the House, all that is required there is a simple majority vote to advance articles of impeachment.

After the 2014 elections, if the Pubbies take the Senate (likely), the entire balance will shift insofar as impeachment is concerned.

Of course you're right to point out that it would be foolish to begin this process.... now.

But in January 2015, the political pendulum may be swinging in an entirely different direction.

Charles Krauthammer is an astute observer and a careful and precise commentator. Even he can plainly see -- and so states -- that the coming "amnesty edict" will constitute an offense that is clearly impeachable.

You yourself in another post (do you wish me to dig it up?) have said you believe Obama should be impeached, even though (in your opinion) doing so would not result in a conviction.

I again state that events that transpire in the near future will provide the push that starts the impeachment snowball rolling downhill.

We shall see.

Winston Churchill again:
“Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.”

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