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Stephen Green


January 15, 2013 - 5:52 am

…GOP Texas Congressman Steve Stockman, who has said he’ll file articles of impeachment against President Obama if the President uses executive orders to enact new gun control measures. Here he is in his own words:

Stockman warned that such executive orders would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.”

“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement.

Supposing the House did vote to impeach, which it won’t. Then suppose the Senate took it to trial, which it won’t. (Harry Reid won’t even discuss a constitutionally-mandated budget — going on four years now. Skipping out on a trial to remove the President from office is nothing.) Then the Senate would hold an extraordinary lopsided vote to retain Obama in office, including enough Republicans for all the bipartisan cover anyone could ever want.

In the meantime — in the weeks and months it would take to get all these things done, supposing they could get done — the MSM and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) would have endless excuses to paint the GOP as the Crazy Party. And in a sense, they’d even be right.

Optics matter in politics, and politicians rarely look crazier than when they’re tilting at windmills. So Congressman Stockman is being just a little bit nuts if he thinks waving around articles of impeachment is helping his party or the Second Amendment.

Stephen Green began blogging at in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.
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