Vice President Biden Threatens To Impeach The President
Back in 2011, I wrote this brief post, entitled, “The UN Commits The American Military To Libya,” in which I noted some serious Constitutional problems with The President, unilaterally, without the consent of Congress, and without an imminent threat of an attack on The United States, taking our military to war. I started the post by saying, “Well, sadly, here we go again”! And, here we are, a little over two years later, and sadly (in regards to Syria), here we go again!
While, it is a rare moment that I agree with Vice President Biden, I must say, we are in complete agreement that, if a President takes our military to war, without the threat of an imminent attack on The United States, and without the “consent” of Congress, then, it is, most certainly, a highly Impeachable offense.
In a recent post, by Breitbart.com, is the below video of now, Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview, back in 2007, threatening to impeach President Bush if he took our military to war, in Iran, without an imminent threat to The United States, and Congressional authorization. Also, are the below excerpts from the interview:
“You said that if the President of the United States had launched an attack on Iran without congressional approval that would have been an impeachable offense. Do you want to review that comment you made? Well how do you stand on that now”?
“Yes I do. I want to stand by the comment I made. The reason I made the comment was as a warning. I don’t say those things lightly, Chris, you’ve known me for a long time. I was chairman of the judiciary committee for 17 years or its ranking member. I teach separation of powers and constitutional law. This is something I know. So I got together and brought a group of constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole United State Senate pointing out the President has no constitutional authority…to take this nation to war against a county of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him. The House obviously has to do that but I would lead an effort to impeach him… “
Posted, originally at, The Original Republican
President Obama, wisely, decides to wait for Congress to reconvene, in order for them to vote on whether or not to launch an attack on Syria, and we have (so-called) Republicans, like Congressman Peter King, who are bothered that a President would actually follow The Constitution, and seek authorization from “OUR REPRESENTATIVES”!
It can be, rightly, argued, as well, that, even Congress has no authority to use our military unless it is in the “explicit” Defense of The United States!
It angers me to no end every time I hear a politician who clearly acts against the Constitution say (imagine the deep ecclesiastical voice I mock them in) “I’m a Constitutional Scholar. I’ve stud-deeeed the Constitution!”
This an INSULT of the highest order!!
These people don’t study the Constitution to uphold it. Their intent is to subvert it – spin it. And take it away from us.
Who can believe anything Biden says anyway…?
I agree, 100%, with you Derrell. And, another part of it is, because, they are Party hacks!
These party hacks, mostly, are more concerned with their party reigning over the Government apparatus, and being able to spend our money, and conferring it to their crony friends.
It is about pure political power – The Constitution be dammed!