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Activists divided on the idea of impeachment. More: Howard Fineman: White House Not Doing Itself Any Favors with IRS Scandal
May 21, 2013 - 4:58 pm
While some have compared the IRS scandal to Watergate, which led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation, some protesters dismissed the idea of impeachment.
“I think it would be a significant downgrade on domestic and foreign policy to elevate Joe Biden to the presidency,” said Phil Kerpen, American Commitment president.
Instead, Kerpen said, the lesson to be learned from the IRS scandal is that the government cannot be properly managed at its current size.
“I think the whole talk of impeachment is probably counterproductive. I think we should focus on the facts at hand and we should focus on what I think is the real lesson from this, which is that the government is so big nobody has a clue what’s going on in it,” said Kerpen.
“It can’t be managed and it needs to be downsized significantly, not massively expanded under Obamacare.”
However, Langer told PJ Media that the nature of a meeting between President Obama and National Treasury Employee Union President Colleen Kelley on March 31, 2010, could serve as the basis for impeachment.
“If we come to find out that at this meeting this issue was discussed and the president directed them to engage in this activity then yes, this should certainly be an issue for impeachment,” said Langer.