Newt Gingrich Threatens Obama With Impeachment Over Defense of Marriage Act
Hey, Newt, while I admire the effort on your part to defend traditional marriage, there are over 50 truly impeachable offenses that have been committed by Obama [CLICK HERE] and yet, this is the dark horse you’ve chosen to place your bet on? Sounds a little odd to me that you would go after the least prosecutable of these offenses—unless, that is, you aren’t really serious about impeaching him:
Newt Gingrich: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Gay Marriage Reversal
By Paul Bedard – February 25, 2011 – USNews
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who plans within two weeks to announce if he will run for president, said today that if President Obama doesn’t change his mind and order his Justice Department to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, Republicans in Congress should strike back and even consider impeachment proceedings.
“I believe the House Republicans next week should pass a resolution instructing the president to enforce the law and to obey his own constitutional oath, and they should say if he fails to do so that they will zero out [defund] the office of attorney general and take other steps as necessary until the president agrees to do his job,” said Gingrich. “His job is to enforce the rule of law and for us to start replacing the rule of law with the rule of Obama is a very dangerous precedent.”
He didn’t call for immediate impeachment hearings, but didn’t rule them out if Obama balks at any congressional demands to enforce the law.
Gingrich’s call for quick GOP reaction to the Justice Department’s decision to stop enforcing the marriage act was seen as a bid for the conservative and Tea Party vote, a base he would rely on if he decides to get into the presidential race.
Gingrich noted that Obama supported the law during the campaign. “He is breaking his word to the American people,” Gingrich said. Also, he added, “He swore an oath on the Bible to become president that he would uphold the Constitution and enforce the laws of the United States. He is not a one-person Supreme Court. The idea that we now have the rule of Obama instead of the rule of law should frighten everybody. The fact that the left likes the policy is allowing them to ignore the fact that this is a very unconstitutional act,” Gingrich said.Explore posts in the same categories: politics