Rep Says Enough Votes in House to Bring Obama Impeachment

By:  Raven Clabough
Rep Says Enough Votes in House to Bring Obama Impeachment

According to Representative Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), there just may be enough votes in the House to impeach President Obama.

Barletta contends that Obama's flagrant disregard for the Constitution may have created an atmosphere in which he could lose the White House. Whether that actually happens is of course another story entirely.

"He's just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws and ignoring the checks and balances," Barletta opined June 16 on News Radio 910 WSBA with Gary Sutton.

The impeachment discussion came after Sutton and Barletta addressed illegal immigration. Sutton made the point that the president was not "faithfully executing the laws of this country." In agreement, Barletta said, "Well we have a president that has taken this to a new level."

Barletta went on to mention that lawmakers could respond to President Obama's disregard for the Constitution through impeachment. "For those that say impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws — could that pass in the House? It probably could," Barletta said.

Obama's treatment of the issue of illegal immigration is just one of many misdeeds that have led some to engage in a discussion of impeachment.

Earlier this month, President Obama angered lawmakers, including members of his own party, and more importantly, the American people, when he failed to inform Congress of the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and Taliban prisoner swap. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) loudly expressed her outrage and accused the president of "totally breaking the law."

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned that Republicans could call for President Obama's impeachment if he released any more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval. "There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that," said Graham.

This is not the first time lawmakers have threatened President Obama with impeachment, and the threats have come from not just the GOP.

In 2011, former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that he believed Obama's actions in Libya constituted "an impeachable offense" because "the President committed the U.S. to military intervention without consulting Congress, in clear subversion of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which gives only Congress the power to declare war."

Appearing at this year's Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, even actor Steven Seagal reiterated the various reasons to consider impeachment charges against this president:

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Photo of Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): AP Images

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