Fox Legal Expert Suggests Obama Could Be Impeached over the Sequester – Even Though It Was Voted into Law with 202 Republican Votes

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napiltano suggested yesterday that Pres. Obama could be impeached over the sequester:

“This is almost an impeachable offense,” Napolitano [said]. “If the president is deciding how to spend money in order to hurt us, rather than in order to provide us with the services for which we have paid and for which we have hired him, he is doing the opposite of what he has taken an oath to do.”

“He has taken an oath to uphold the laws. That means make the government work. Don’t make it painful, find a way to make it work on 2 percent less.”

The former judge concluded: “That’s the way the constitution works!”

What this Fox legal expert deliberately pretends to ignore, of course, is that impeachment over the sequester would put holdovers among the 174 Republicans in the House and 28 Republicans in the Senate who voted for the sequester in the 112th Congress in a very awkward position. In particular, it would make a majority of House Republicans complicit in the president’s “crime.”


  • Cynthia Ruiz
    February 27, 2013 - 7:08 am | Permalink

    I am happy to know that someone has the power to impeach President Obama for not upholding the U.S. Constitution. Someone need to teach Obama that he is not “The Untouchable.”

    • Madison
      February 27, 2013 - 8:05 am | Permalink

      Cynthia – Because Bush and Cheney weren’t impeached for their war crimes, including ordering the senseless slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and breaking Ronald Reagan’s international treaty banning torture, Obama gets a pass on anything and everything up to and including war crimes. But seriously, the sequester is legal — it passed with a solid majority of Republicans in the House — and so it’s just silly to suggest impeaching him over this. Of course, we all remember when you guys impeached the previous Democratic president for lying under oath in a civil deposition about an extramarital affair, so we know that when you do impeach this president, it will be over something just as silly. But when you do that, keep in mind how popular Clinton is today. By that standard, if you impeach Obama, they’ll be carving his face into Mt. Rushmore before the century is over.

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