Impeachment: Obama Due?

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said today that Obama “would be impeached” if the nation falls into default.

Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said earlier this month it would be “an impeachable offense” for Obama to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval.

In April, former Reagan administration official Bruce Fein drafted articles of impeachment.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in March said the president should be impeached for launching air attacks on Libya.

But, what does it take to impeach a POTUS?

Article II, Section IV of the United States Constitution provides: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Under the latter, Obama could be charged with a violation of his oath of office in regard to ignoring the threats from Mexico; there have been several incursions from Federal Police in Mexico into US Territory.

The most serious, of course, is Obama's clear violation of the War Powers Act, in his actions in Libya, still ongoing.

If the US goes into financial default, certainly, that would constitute a clear violation of Obama's oath to protect and defend the US. 

Each day a new horror, each day a new crises.

US History Records Only Two US Presidents Impeached - Both Democrats