Conservative firebrand Sarah Palin tackled Barack Obama’s perceived dereliction of duty during a weekend speech, going so far as to double down on her prior claim that he should be impeached.
“These days you hear all of these politicians denouncing Barack Obama,” she said at the Western Conservative Summit, “’Oh, he’s a lawless, imperial president and he ignores court orders and changes laws by fiat and refuses to enforced laws that he just doesn’t like.’”
Palin complained, however, that the outrage generally ends at the rhetorical phase.
“That’s true,” she said of the common criticisms; “but the question is hey, politicians, what are you gonna do about it?”
She suggested “calling their bluff,” noting that decisive action is the only way to deliver a clear message.
“There’s only one remedy for a president who commits high crimes and misdemeanors,” she said, “and it’s impeachment.”
The former Alaska governor went on to note that America’s founders viewed ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ as “the abuse or violation of some public trust.”
She said an impeachable offense, according to Alexander Hamilton, consists of “injuries done immediately to the society itself.”
According to Palin, a number of scandals that have rocked the administration thus far fit that bill. Primarily, however, she noted that the immigration crisis should qualify as grounds for impeachment.
“Alone,” she concluded, “not defending borders is dereliction of duty, violating the oath of office. If that’s not impeachable, nothing is. And if he’s not impeachable, no one is.”
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