Congressman: Bill Opens The Way for Impeachment of Obama
Action Item » Ask your Congressman to support H.CON.RES.107
Last week Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) introduced H. Con. Res. 107, legislation which would make clear that should President Obama — or any other president — initiate the use of offensive military force without prior and clear authorization through an Act of Congress, the action would constitute an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under Article II, Section IV of the Constitution.
“The issue of presidents taking this country to war without congressional approval is one that I have long been concerned about,” said Jones. “Just last week, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the United States Senate that he only needed to seek ‘international’ approval prior to initiating yet another war, this time in Syria. Congress would merely need to be ‘informed.’ This action would clearly be a violation of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. I recently took President Obama to court over this issue, as I did earlier with President Clinton. Enough is enough. It is time this country upholds the Constitution and the principles upon which this country was founded.”
Ron Paul Senior Advisor Bruce Fein talks Impeachment Resolution and Republican Convention Outlook Ron Paul Senior Advisor Bruce Fein talks Impeachment Resolution and Republican Convention Outlook’ to discuss the resolution’s purpose moving forward and the support for this legislation. He responds to the question regarding Leon Panetta’s statement of whether or not the administration would even talk to congress prior to military action in Syria as impeachable.