Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) arranged for the distribution of a book described as "the first draft of the articles of impeachment against Barack Obama" to all 435 members of the US House of Representatives. "Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office," by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott were donated by the book's publisher, WND Books.
"There's a lot to look at, and I think, at some point, if the smoking gun leads to the White House, we have to take action," Stockman told WND.
Back in January, just before Barack Obama presented his 23 executive orders regarding gun prohibition, Stockman said that Obama's plan to implement administration controls was "an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic."
"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 at the time.
"Under no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person – much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court," he argued.
This appears to be a step towards that, as he has now submitted a book that outlines just why Barack Obama should be impeached.
Following the Navy Yard shootings, Barack Obama indicated that he had plans to implement more gun prohibition.
"Impeachment is one of the many options, including lawsuits and other actions, we can take to defend the Constitution," Stockman said in response to Obama's statement.
Stockman believes impeachment must be a last resort, but say it is the law of the land. "Enforcing the Constitution and preserving limitations on executive authority aren't just mainstream, they're the law," he said.
Author Aaron Klein said of his book, "Consider this work to be the articles of impeachment against Barack Obama."
"Every American, whether conservative or liberal, Democrat, Republican or independent, should be concerned about the nearly limitless seizure of power, the abuses of authority, the cronyism, corruption, lies and cover-ups documented in this news-making book," Klein added.
Here are some of the offenses outlined in the book:
- Obamacare not only is unconstitutional but illegally bypasses Congress, infringes on states' rights and marking an unprecedented and unauthorized expansion of IRS power.
- Sidestepping Congress, Obama already has granted largely unreported de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens using illicit interagency directives and executive orders.
- The Obama administration recklessly endangered the public by releasing from prison criminal illegal aliens at a rate far beyond what is publicly known.
- The president's personal role in the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack, with new evidence regarding what was transpiring at the U.S. mission prior to the assault – arguably impeachable activities in and of themselves.
- Illicit edicts on gun control in addition to the deadly "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation intended, the book shows, to collect fraudulent gun data.
- From "fusion centers" to data mining to drones to alarming Department of Homeland Security power grabs, how U.S. citizens are fast arriving at the stage of living under a virtual surveillance regime.
- New evidence of rank corruption, cronyism and impeachable offenses related to Obama's first-term "green" funding adventures.
- The illegality of leading a U.S.-NATO military campaign without congressional approval.
- Obama has weakened America both domestically and abroad by emboldening enemies, tacitly supporting a Muslim Brotherhood revolution, spurning allies and minimizing the threat of Islamic fundamentalism.
Stockman isn't the only one who has been talking about impeachment.
"I've looked at the president. I think he's violated the Constitution. I think he's violated the Bill of Rights," said Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX). "I think if the House had an impeachment vote it would probably impeach the president."
Other members of Congress who have made comments about impeachment include Rep. Duncan Hunter, (R-CA); Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-OK); Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, (R-MI); Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-TX); Rep. Blake Farenthold, (R-TX); Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK); Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT); Sen. Tim Scott, (R-SC); Rep. Michele Bachmann, (R-MN); Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-TX); Rep. Trey Radel, (R-FL); Rep. Steve King, (R-IA); and Rep. Ted Yoho, (R-FL).
This is all well and good, and I'm glad to see these representatives and senators talking about impeachment, but I think for my readers and myself, the question is, "When will the talking end and the impeaching begin?"
Impeachment can and should happen. Barack Obama can be impeached by the House. His removal from office is a different story, of course, seeing that the Senate would need 67 votes to remove him. Can you just imagine how many RINOs would vote to keep him in office, after seeing this shutdown deal go down?
Pressure needs to be applied for impeachment. Even Bill Clinton was slowed down in his agenda due to impeachment proceedings. The same should be true of Barack Obama. So, how about it House of Representatives? Are you going to stop at only words, or will you meet those words with action?