Kimberley A. Strassel: Crying Wolf on ImpeachmentPosted: January 31, 2020 Filed under: Breaking News, Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Adam Schiff, Donald Trump, Impeachment, Kimberley A. Strassel Leave a comment
The whole affair was a series of major fouls. The best outcome is a speedy acquittal.
Kimberley A. Strassel writes: The impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is coming down to one big question: Will Democrats, by crying wolf, drown out the more legitimate Republican cry of foul?
“Foul” has served as the GOP’s most powerful and honest argument from the first days of these impeachment maneuverings. Democrats broke every standard of due process, transparency and fairness in their House investigation, making a mockery of their constitutional duty.
They hid the identity of the original accuser, denying Republicans and the country the ability to judge his motives. They held secret depositions, barring more than three-quarters of House members, as well as the press and the American public. They called 18 witnesses, but blocked the president from calling any in his defense. The White House legal team was excluded from the proceedings—prohibited from cross-examining witnesses, denied the ability to introduce any evidence that spoke to the central question of the president’s focus on Ukrainian corruption.
[Read the full story here, at WSJ]
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff secretly obtained and published the communications records of the president’s private attorney, a member of Congress and a reporter. Democrats withdrew their court challenge to compel a key witness, depriving the White House of the ability to defend its executive-privilege claim in court. And the legitimacy of the first portion of the House inquiry—including numerous subpoenas—is in doubt, since it was conducted before the House voted to open it.
Democrats approved two articles of impeachment that failed to identify a crime. Senators are instead asked to render verdicts on a vague “abuse of power” claim and on a “obstruction of Congress” charge that is the result of the House’s own decision not to litigate its demand for testimony. Those articles were passed by a partisan vote with no serious expectation of conviction, simply to make a statement: “He is impeached forever,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this month. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] How to Impeach the President (Or Not)Posted: May 19, 2017 Filed under: Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Impeach, Impeachment, Reason (magazine), Reason.tv Leave a comment
[VIDEO] The Democratic Agenda: Impeach Donald Trump!Posted: May 17, 2017 Filed under: Mediasphere, White House | Tags: Democrats, Donald Trump, Free Beacon, Impeach, Impeachment, media, video Leave a comment
China Criticizes Abe’s Pearl Harbor VisitPosted: December 30, 2016 Filed under: Asia, China, Diplomacy, Global, Japan | Tags: Barack Obama, Beijing, China, Communist Party of China, Donald Trump, Impeachment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Park Geun-hye, President of the United States, South Korea Leave a comment
BEIJING/SEOUL (Jiji Press) — China on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for his lack of deep reflection on the country’s past.
Noting that Japan waged a war of aggression against China and other Asian countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a press conference, “Reconciliation between the inflicters and victims must and can only be based upon sincere reflection and apology from the inflicters.” This is the only way to realize “a genuine and lasting reconciliation,” she said. For victimized countries in Asia, “one sincere apology” is more important than “dozens of smart shows,” Hua said.
The People’s Daily newspaper of the Communist Party of China said in its Wednesday edition that the Pearl Harbor visit is criticized both in Japan and the United States because Abe made the trip before apologizing to war victims in Asian countries that Japan invaded during the war.
Meanwhile, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official, touching on Abe’s pledge never to wage war again in the speech, said that Japan, based on a correct understanding of history, should strive further to promote reconciliation and cooperation with neighbors that fell victim to its wartime militarism. Read the rest of this entry »
Michael Auslin: South Korea’s Political Crisis Could Become RegionalPosted: December 12, 2016 Filed under: Diplomacy, Global, Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: Hwang Kyo-ahn, Impeachment, National Assembly (South Korea), North Korea, Park Chung-hee, Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, Prime Minister of South Korea, SEOUL, South Korea Leave a comment
This is a time of extreme uncertainty on the Korean peninsula, and the next months could see dangerous instability.
Michael Auslin writes: After weeks of massive public protests in downtown Seoul of up to one million people, South Korea’s parliament decisively impeached President Park Geun-hye last Friday. The vote now propels South Korea into the next phase of its political crisis, which will culminate when the nation’s Constitutional Court ratifies or rejects the impeachment vote, within six months. Initially indicating during the run-up to the vote that she would resign if impeached, Park apparently has chosen to fight the parliament’s vote.
According to South Korean law, Park is now removed from power, pending the court decision. The Prime Minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, now becomes acting president. Yet Hwang is seen as a loyal Park subordinate, and is himself unpopular with the protesters and Korea’s opposition parties.
[Order Michael Auslin’s book “The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region” from Amazon.com]
This is a time of extreme uncertainty on the Korean peninsula, and the next months could see dangerous instability. Most importantly, North Korea may try to take advantage of the crisis, possibly by testing the caretaker president. An attack on South Korean territory or military facilities, as happened back in 2010, could result in a full armed conflict, if the caretaker government wants to show its power. Alternately, a lack of response would further embolden the North.
[Read the full story here, at RealClearDefense]
A missile test could also spark a South Korean response, especially if one goes wrong. While they may see the end of their term looming, those in the Obama administration should be prepared for a crisis in their last six weeks in power; just as importantly, the incoming Trump team needs a policy immediately, for they may face an alliance challenge soon after taking power. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] South Korea Parliament Impeaches President Park Geun-HyePosted: December 8, 2016 Filed under: Asia, Breaking News, Global, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Constitutional Court of Thailand, Impeachment, Legislator, National Assembly (South Korea), Opposition (parliamentary), Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, Saenuri Party, SEOUL, South Korea Leave a comment
Seoul (AFP) – South Korean lawmakers on Friday passed an impeachment motion against President Park stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that paralysed her administration and triggered massive street protests.
The National Assembly motion — passed by 234 votes to 56 — transfers Park’s authority to the prime minister, pending a decision by the Constitutional Court on whether to ratify the decision and permanently remove the president from office.
Update: South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment Friday means she has been stripped of power — but not the perks.
Even as her prime minister governs in her stead, Park gets to keep living at the presidential Blue House, using her official car and plane, collecting the same monthly salary (about $15,000 reportedly) and receiving round-the-clock security.
She also holds onto the title “President.”
But with nothing officially to do, it’s uncertain how she’ll spend her days during the up-to-six months the country’s Constitutional Court has to decide whether to accept the impeachment and formally end her presidency. Read the rest of this entry »
South Korea: President Park Geun-hye to ‘Calmly Accept Impeachment Outcome’Posted: December 6, 2016 Filed under: Asia, Global, Politics | Tags: Blue House, Constitutional Court of Thailand, Impeachment, Legislator, Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, Protest, Ruling party, SEOUL, South Korea Leave a comment
SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye will calmly accept impeachment if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her removal this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms, lawmakers from her party said Tuesday.
Chung Jin Suk, floor leader of the conservative ruling party, said after an hour-long meeting with Park that she was willing to accept a now-withdrawn proposal by the party for her to voluntarily step down in April to set up a presidential election in June.
The party’s chairman, Lee Jung Hyun, who also attended the meeting, said it seemed that Park was hoping lawmakers would accept her resignation rather than push ahead with an attempt to impeach her.
Park has been accused by state prosecutors of helping a close confidante extort money and favors from large companies and manipulate state affairs.
[VIDEO] How to Impeach Hillary ClintonPosted: November 8, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Entertainment, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Hillary Clinton, Impeach, Impeachment, Impeachment hearings, media, news, Presidential Election 2016, Washington Free Beacon Leave a comment
Paper Tiger: Impeach the IRS Commissioner?Posted: September 10, 2016 Filed under: Censorship, Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Floor (legislative), Freedom Caucus, Impeachment, Internal Revenue Service, John Fleming (American politician), John Koskinen, Louisiana, Republican Party (United States), United States House Committee on the Judiciary 1 Comment
Congress should fulfill its constitutional duty to police executive-branch lawlessness. Don’t hold your breath.
“Congress has become a paper tiger within our tripartite system.”
These Republican leaders’ reasons are cumulatively unpersuasive. Resuscitating the impeachment power would contribute to revitalizing Congress’s Article I powers. Impeachments are rare — no appointed official of the executive branch has been
impeached in 140 years. But what James Madison called the “indispensable” power to impeach should not be allowed to atrophy, as has Congress’s power to declare war.
[Read the full text here, at National Review ]
Here are a few pertinent facts. At the IRS, Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner participated in delaying for up to five years — effectively denying — tax-exempt status for, and hence suppressing political advocacy by, conservative groups. She retired after refusing to testify to congressional committees, invoking the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination.
Koskinen, who became commissioner after Lerner left, failed to disclose the disappearance of e-mails germane to a congressional investigation of IRS misbehavior.
[George Will wrote about this in October of 2015, too: The Case For Impeachment]
Under his leadership, the IRS failed to comply with a preservation order pertaining to an investigation. He did not testify accurately or keep promises made to Congress. Read the rest of this entry »
Adeus Criminoso! Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Ousted in Impeachment VotePosted: August 31, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Global, Law & Justice, Politics | Tags: Acting president, Associated Press, BBC, Brazil, Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, Dilma Rousseff, Federal Senate, Impeachment, Michel Temer, President of Brazil, Workers' Party (Brazil) 1 Comment
“The impeachment does not in any way resolve the political or economic crisis, but it gives us some hope, because for the first time in a long time, we will have a plan.”
— Lucas de Aragão, director of Arko Advice, a political analysis firm in Brasilia
Wednesday’s 61-to-20 Senate vote closed out an extraordinary 13-year rule by the leftist Workers’ Party, which boasted of lifting tens of millions of Brazilians out of poverty before the economy began to nosedive and its political fortunes soured.
[Read the full story here, at The Washington Post]
Rousseff was replaced by her former vice president and coalition partner, Michel Temer, who has been running Brazil as interim president since she was suspended to face the impeachment trial in May. He belongs to the more conservative Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or PMDB, and is trying to introduce austerity measures to right the economy.
But Temer is as unpopular as Rousseff, and whether he can muster the political support for such changes was unclear. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] How Brazil’s Libertarian Movement Helped Bring Down a PresidentPosted: August 4, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: Brasília, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Government spending, Impeachment, Karl Marx, Libertarianism in the United States, List of current United States Senate committees, Olympic Games ceremony, Reason.tv, Rio de Janeiro Leave a comment
The Free Brazil Movement (Movimento Brasil Livre) was instrumental in the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Students for Liberty (Estudantes Pela Liberdade) is larger in Brazil than in any other country. Can Brazil’s surging libertarian movement defeat the left and save the country?
Written, shot, edited, and narrated by Jim Epstein. Post production help from Ian Keyser. Translation services provided by Matheus Pacini and Vanan Services.
Fantastic Dim Bar by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license; Ghost Processional by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license; Ignosi by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license; Over Time by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license; Industrial Music Box by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license; “After The Week I’ve Had” by Dexter Britain (http://www.dexterbritain.com) Creative Commons. Read the rest of this entry »
A Message to Leaders of #Congress From #IRS Commissioner, Public Servant John KoskinenPosted: July 29, 2015 Filed under: Censorship, Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, Politics | Tags: Barack Obama, Congress, corruption, fraud, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of speech, Impeachment, IRS, Jim Jordan, John Koskinen, Lois Lerner, Obama administration, Richard Nixon, Ron DeSantis, Taxpayer, The Smidgen Report, The White House 1 Comment
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Has Got to Go
Joe Biden’s Special PurposePosted: November 14, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Democrat Party, Fox News Channel, Impeachment, Joe Biden, Oval Office, Republican Party (United States), Trey Gowdy 3 Comments
‘Have you met Joe Biden?’ South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy asked during a Fox News Channel interview.
Impeachment talk has swirled around Washington since the president announced that an executive order overhauling America’s immigration system is imminent.
But some in the GOP see Biden as Obama’s hedge against removal from office, since much of his public exposure has come in conjunction with a series of embarrassing gaffes…(read more)
The Hammer: Immigration Executive Action ‘a Loser from Beginning to End’ for Obama, but Concedes Obama is Impeachment-ProofPosted: August 14, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Charles Krauthammer, Democratic Party, Illegal immigration, Impeachment, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, Krauthammer, National Review, Republican Party (United States), Republicans, White House Leave a comment
From The Corner:
…The “calculation” that this executive action could be “impeachment bait,” “a way to make the Republicans do the one that could save [the Democrats] in this election,” seems to have failed, says Krauthammer…
“I do think that if the president were to legalize 5 million illegal immigrants by fiat, that is a violation of the constitution that I think would reach the level of impeachable…”
…Both Speaker of the House John Boehner and the House’s No. 2 Republican, Kevin McCarthy, have said that impeachment is “off the table.”
“ …Nonetheless, it would be insane for Republicans to go ahead and do that.”
Russ Douthat: ‘Domestic Caesarism’ ‘Lawless, Reckless, a Leap into the Antidemocratic Dark’Posted: August 3, 2014 Filed under: Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Caesarism, Democratic Party, Impeachment, Obama, President of the United States, United States Congress, White House 1 Comment
This NYT column by Russ Douthat–rarely one to stir the pot– is the talk of talking-heads this weekend. Douthat writes:
…Over the last month… an entire apocalyptic fund-raising campaign has been built around the specter of a House impeachment vote.
Anyone paying attention knows that no such impeachment plan is currently afoot. So taken on its own, the impeachment chatter would simply be an unseemly, un-presidential attempt to raise money and get out the 2014 vote…
“The president is contemplating — indeed, all but promising — an extraordinary abuse of office.”
…Beyond a certain point, as the president himself has conceded in the past, selective enforcement of our laws amounts to a de facto repeal of their provisions. And in this case the de facto repeal would aim to effectively settle — not shift, but settle — a major domestic policy controversy on the terms favored by the White House.
[White House Double-Speak – Obama on DREAM Act: Can’t “just change the laws unilaterally” Transcript]
[Not seeing the big picture – To improve its standing with voters, the White House tries to drum up some trouble for itself – Time]
“This is the tone of the media right now: The president may get the occasional rebuke for impeachment-baiting, but what the White House wants to do on immigration is assumed to be reasonable, legitimate, within normal political bounds.”
[Setting the Table: Pfeiffer: ‘The President Has No Choice but to Act’]
“It is not: It would be lawless, reckless, a leap into the antidemocratic dark.”
…This simply does not happen in our politics. Presidents are granted broad powers over foreign policy, and they tend to push the envelope substantially in wartime. But domestic power grabs are usually modest in scope, and executive orders usually work around the margins of hotly contested issues.
[More – Obama’s Immigration Decisions Will Shape Both Parties for Years to Come – National Journal]
In defense of going much, much further, the White House would doubtless cite the need to address the current migrant surge, the House Republicans’ resistance to comprehensive immigration reform and public opinion’s inclination in its favor. Read the rest of this entry »
BREAKING: In Historic Move, Obama Signs Executive Order Impeaching HimselfPosted: July 30, 2014 Filed under: Breaking News, Humor, Politics, The Butcher's Notebook, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Democratic Party, Global Panic of 2014, Impeachment, John Boehner, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Republican Party (United States), White House 10 Comments
Frustrated by GOP’s Unwillingness to Take the Bait, Obama Signs First-Ever Self-Impeachment Order
‘If the Republicans aren’t willing to work with me on this, I’ll do it myself.’
Critics Blast Obama’s Action as “Irresponsible”, “Reckless”, Dems Fear Constitutional Crisis.
Congress Accuses Obama of “Presidential Reach-Around.”
Report: Nancy Pelosi Seen in Senate Bathroom, Weeping and Throwing Up.
Senior White House Officials Not warned in Advance, Stunned by President’s Decision.
“I’m ready to retire anyway. Who needs this? They don’t appreciate what I’ve done for the middle class, what I’ve done for the children…”
“They don’t appreciate what I’ve done for the bureacrats, what I’ve done for the banks, and for Wall Street, what I’ve sacrificed for the future of the Democratic Party. Screw ’em. I’m done.”
— Obama, after signing historic Self-Impeachment order.
More Evidence of the Lefts Drumming Up Impeachment Talk
Do They Dare To Say ‘Impeach’? VIDEO: At least 10 Democrats, and no Republicans, talk up Obama impeachment.
DCCC chairman: GOP impeachment talk ‘moving our base’
How the Tea Party Started Impeachment Talk, Democrats Seized on it, then Tea Party Set More Traps for Desperate Dems to Walk into
Tea Party, White House unite, Obama Agrees to Surprise Self-impeachment
White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment
President Obama’s impeachment is a fantasy
Slate Magazine pretends Democrats who desperately need conservatives to want to impeach Obama are acting like it was never their idea for Obama to Impeach Himself.
Impeachment, on NYT Lips, Animates Democrats’ Base
Dems pump up impeachment talk in appeal for support
Impeachment Mania Is Sweeping Both Parties
Gutfeld: Dem Fundraising On Impeachment ‘Acknowledgement Of How Poor A Job Obama Is Doing’ (dailycaller.com)
The Hammer: Amnesty via Executive Order an Impeachable Offense, But Impeachment Would Still Be Political SuicidePosted: July 29, 2014 Filed under: Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Barack Obama, Charles Krauthammer, Democrat, Democratic Party, Impeachment, Obama, Obama administration, Republican Party (United States), White House 2 Comments
If Obama were to carry out his threat to use an executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegals, Charles Krauthammer expressed this duality:
“Clearly lawless and it would be biggest domestic overreach of a president in memory…an impeachable offense.”
And later added,
“I would be 100 percent against impeachment because it’s political suicide.”
See how that works? The political paradox for opponents of executive overreach: If a president has the majority of the media working to protect him, and his opponents are defenseless because of this historically unique opportunity — virtually immune to impeachment — why wouldn’t he abuse his authority?
[Also see: Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender To a Lawless President’]
From today’s National Review Online: Talk of impeachment is a “concoction of Democrats,” but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a grander strategy by the White House and its congressional allies, Charles Krauthammer warned.
On Tuesday’s Special Report, he speculated that the Obama administration may be trying to exhaust the idea of impeachment and “softening people up for” when the president uses executive action to grant legal status and work authorization to millions of immigrants in the country illegally…(read more)
Impeachment Scam: Started by Democrats, Inflated by the Media, Busted by BoehnerPosted: July 29, 2014 Filed under: Breaking News, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Democrats, Drudge Report, Impeachment, John Boehner, Republican Party (United States), Washington Times, White House 2 Comments
“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans. Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”
For the Washington Times, Stephen Dinan reports: Talk of impeachment was cooked up by a White House desperate for something to rally Democrats ahead of November’s elections, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday, flatly ruling out any action on the controversial suggestion.
Matt Drudge doesn’t approve, apparently. Two things to note: One, Drudge is on record saying he thinks Republicans are colossally stupid. And two, Drudge benefits directly from controversy and conflict, whether its legitimate or not. But on the other hand: What kind of unbridled lawlessness, recklessness, and corruption is invited when a chief executive becomes impeachment-proof? And participates in fueling impeachment talk, to benefit from it?
“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans.” Boehner said. “Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”
“Even with the Democrats’ strategy this transparent and obvious, the press is still covering it uncritically.”
[See Noah Rothman’s “Washington is desperate for Republicans to impeach Obama”]
Democrats have acknowledged impeachment talk has been good for their fundraising, but also say there’s some fire behind all the smoke. On Tuesday, congressional Democrats circulated a list of GOP candidates and sitting lawmakers who have said they want to see President Obama be impeached…(read more)
A Message from Bill ClintonPosted: July 16, 2014 Filed under: Humor, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Congress, Global Panic of 2014, Impeachment, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin 1 Comment
Nixon on TwitterPosted: July 15, 2014 Filed under: History, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Archibald Cox, Howard Dean, Impeachment, Richard Nixon, satire, Twitter, Watergate scandal, Watergate tapes 1 Comment
Sarah Palin Switches Sides, Supercharges Democratic Campaign Fundraising Efforts with Thrilling ‘Impeach Obama’ Democrat HelperPosted: July 12, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Party (United States), GOP, High crimes and misdemeanours, Impeachment, Sarah Palin, United States Constitution 4 Comments
In a surprising move, Sarah Palin joins forces with Democratic fundraisers to help boost campaign contributions, and increase Democrat voter turnout
“…The Constitution provides the remedy for a president who commits “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It’s impeachment…
[GOP lawsuit and impeachment talk firing up Democratic base]
To be clear, “high crimes and misdemeanors” are not necessarily ordinary criminal offenses. Our Framers used the term to signify a dereliction of duty, and the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution. Read the rest of this entry »
Coulter States the Obvious: Obama ‘Would Be Impeached If He Weren’t America’s First Black President’Posted: February 16, 2014 Filed under: Law & Justice, Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Impeachment, Judge Jeanine, lawless 2 Comments
“Different branches have different rules. In terms of writing legislation, the president’s rule is quite clearly laid out as he sort of indicates but then ignores with his pen, with his veto pen. That is his role. Then he has a phone. He can call Congressmen, he can call Senators and say, this is what I’d like in the law. But other than that, he has no role in writing legislation…”
[See also Krauthammer: When You Take Over A Sixth Of The Economy, “You Deserve The Blame For Everything That Goes Wrong”]
“He is vetoing legislation by refusing to enforce it. The constitution demands that the president of the United States take care that the laws be faithfully executed. He has simply taken it upon himself to rewrite Obamacare, to rewrite immigration laws, — you indicated with the DREAMers thing — to rewrite drug laws.”
[Order Ann Coulter’s book: Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama from Amazon]
The Hammer: ‘If a Republican Had Done What Obama Has, He’d Be Impeached’Posted: January 31, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Democrats, DREAM Act, Impeachment, IRS, Krauthammer, media, National Review, NRO, Obama, Republicans, White House 3 Comments
“You can have executive orders that implement already existing laws, but what Obama has done in the DREAM Act . . . is unbelievably unconstitutional,” Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report last night.
“He’s done that over and over again on immigration, drug laws, climate change, and, of course, on Obamacare, which he has unilaterally altered lawlessly at least 15 times”
While Republicans met today at a retreat in Maryland and debated immigration reform — with many worrying that, no matter what Republicans pass, President Obama will not enforce it faithfully — Krauthammer looked back on the times the president has failed to faithfully uphold the law.