Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was on Bill O’Reilly’s TV show to discuss the potential of the President’s signing an executive order giving amnesty to illegal aliens, bypassing Congress and effectively making his own law. O’Reilly then brought up the idea of impeachment and Gowdy’s response was priceless.
Here’s the key part of the exchange:
- O’Reilly: [Judge] Napolitano claims it’s unconstitutional and impeachable, do you see anybody going down that road in the House?
- Gowdy: Um, have you met Joe Biden? That’s my response to that, so no.
Nov 15, 2014: Trey Gowdy on Bill O’Reilly
Gowdy went further to give additional reasons why impeachment is not a good idea:
- It’s a punishment, not a remedy.
Talk about impeachment is from the President and his allies, effectively a bait that Republicans won’t take.
So if Obama tries to create a new amnesty law via Executive Order (a tool meant for him to manage HIS OWN STAFF), he will have a fight on his hands, but Gowdy at least will not be yelling for impeachment.
Megyn Kelly laid out the four options she sees for a GOP response to Obama writing new laws all by his little lonesome.
With President Obama’s executive action on immigration all but certain by year’s end, Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Thursday laid out four options from which Republicans could choose in an attempt to stop him:
1. A lawsuit. Having already said “See you in court,” House Speaker John Boehner could opt to sue Obama over executive overreach. While legal scholars disagree as to whether such a lawsuit would be successful – and if so, it could drag out for years – the option is on the table.
2, Impeachment. While some Republicans have threatened to impeach Obama should he issue an executive action, this option would likely backfire. It would further divide the country, and more than likely, further alienate the GOP from independents and moderate Democrats.
3. Deny funding for the executive order. Various Republicans, including Sen. Jeff Sessions, who will become the new chairman of the Senate Budget Committee in January, have threatened to block funding for any executive order on immigration. This option would most likely result, to a lesser extent, in the same consequences as those of impeachment.
4. “Punish” Obama by blocking judicial nominees. Of all options, this one seems almost childish: “You did something we didn’t want you to do, so we’re going to do this completely-unrelated thing to you!” When has tit-for-tat ever made a bad situation better?
The bottom line is this: If we’ve learned anything from this President over the last six years, it’s that he’s going to do what he’s going to do – regardless of the consequences.
Moreover, while Republicans and others will continue to puff out their chests and threaten this and that, Obama will most likely not only get his way, it will improve his standing (and that of Democrats in general) among the liberal base. After all, isn’t that really what this is all about?
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And that is the single, solitary way in which Barack has shown a sense of humor. In his choice of VP, he gives us something to joke about as we cry in our beer.
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