Is the GOP threatening to impeach Obama?
One day after the Supreme Court struck down nearly the entirety of Arizona's controversial anti-immigration law SB-1070 – prompting a blatant political attack against the President by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – one of the top ranking Republicans in the Senate – Jon Kyl – is suggesting President Obama could be impeached over his handling of immigration enforcement.
Appearing on Conservative talk radio – Senator Kyl said the President’s executive decision to stop deporting undocumented students could lead Congress to bring criminal charges against President Obama for “dereliction of duty.” Kyl went on to say, “Impeachment is always a possibility.”
What Kyl fails to recognize is that every single President since Ronald Reagan has selectively enforced immigration policy, because the government doesn’t have enough resources to deport all 12 million undocumented immigrants, yet there was never talk of impeachment. But considering Republicans are hell-bent on politically hitting the White House rather than fixing the economy – as evidenced by the latest contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Holder - this latest threat shouldn’t be too much of a surprise at all.