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GOP’s House Judiciary Chairman
Clueless on Impeachment

PJ Media, by Andrew C. McCarthy

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/14/2014 6:01:49 PM

The Beltway fixture that Republicans have placed in charge of the House judiciary committee—i.e., the committee that, by its own description, functions as “the lawyer for the House of Representatives,” and claims an “infrequent but important role in impeachment proceedings”—is ignorant when it comes to the Constitution’s impeachment standard. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) took to one of the Sunday shows to demonstrate his cluelessness. After explaining that “the Constitution is very clear as to what constitutes grounds for impeachment of the president of the United States,” he proceeded to mangle that very clear standard, opining that President Obama “has not

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This is very sad and embarrassing but not at all surprising. And to think these are the people making major, life changing decisions for us. How discouraging. Up until a month ago Goodlatte was still pushing immigration. He is strangely silent on that matter now.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HPmatt, 7/14/2014 6:16:25 PM     (No. 9924460)

Goodlatte is the guy representing Western VA and is the point guy for Boehner on immigration - even though there is no need for this in Lexington, Staunton, Lynchburg, Roanoke and Harrisonburg. Of course his is a dope on all things regarding the Constitution. He is a RINO that does not vote according to the wishes of non-NOVA VA.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/14/2014 6:19:45 PM     (No. 9924467)

E-mail them all the same message. You took an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies , foreign and domestic. A president takes an oath of office to "Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution". He isn´t doing his job , why are you not doing yours?
send ( e-mail or fax) it to everyone in congress.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/14/2014 6:33:24 PM     (No. 9924477)

How many of these clowns do you suppose have actually read, let alone understood and absorbed, the Federalist Papers?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 7/14/2014 6:39:45 PM     (No. 9924486)

One of the articles of impeachment brought against Andrew Johnson was "Conspiring to unlawfully curtail faithful execution of the Tenure of Office Act". How many acts/laws passed by Congress, including ones that he has signed, has 0bama been guilty of curtailing faithful execution?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 7/14/2014 7:01:45 PM     (No. 9924513)

A must read, especially for the GOP leadership and the apologists here who do not understand what constitutes impeachable offenses.

The GOP leadership must also understand that impeaching a would-be dictator is not only their responsibility, it is their duty - regardless of the political consequences.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: comstock, 7/14/2014 7:22:47 PM     (No. 9924537)

How about (for starters) Fraud in the inducement: "The use of deceit or trick to cause someone to act to his/her disadvantage." (e.g., "you can keep your doctor").

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Phooey, 7/14/2014 7:26:28 PM     (No. 9924542)

Mark Levin just excoriated Goodlatte.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/14/2014 7:40:02 PM     (No. 9924563)

This is only one reason WTP believe this experiment has failed. Just look who is in public office at this time and what they know, what they don´t know and their criminal records. Most could not find their bottom, with both hands and a flashlight. Yes....both sides of the isle in the entire DC area.These men swore to uphold they know nothing about. Doesn´t that make your day brighter?

Public Education has failed as well...or are the liberals hiding all their ´bright´ students. At the rate they are going, when the present generation is no longer present, the new generation won´t know the procedure to change diapers.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/15/2014 12:05:27 AM     (No. 9924752)

Well, he banned lightbulbs we have used since their discovery.........idiot!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/15/2014 2:27:23 AM     (No. 9924833)

How long will it take for so many Republicans to understand that the GOP leadership is NOT going to change their standard operating strategies and goals.
If our emails and phone calls did any good, long ago the party would have awakened from their stupor of stupid. The only thing, only thing RINOs like Goodlatte understand is when we refuse to keep them in office.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/15/2014 6:30:41 AM     (No. 9924960)

House impeachment needs to be held off until after the Nov election to see if Pubbies retake the Senate and put to bed Barry´s rampage against the constitution once and for all.

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