Stockman Mulls Impeaching Obama
January 31, 2014 by Sam Rolley
Representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) was so disgusted by President Barack Obamaâ€™s State of the Union promise to sidestep Congress to further the White House agenda that he walked out midway through the Presidentâ€™s speech on Tuesday. Now the Representative says he is seriously considering filing Articles of Impeachment against the President.
In a statement to supporters, Stockman explained that he walked out of the State of the Union address because the President was essentially laying out a plan to violate the Constitution.
â€śI could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,â€ť Stockman said a statement. â€śNeedless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonightâ€™s address.â€ť
According to Stockman, the Presidentâ€™s assertion that the White House will not wait on Congress to achieve many of its goals was a public announcement that Obama will â€śbreak his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree.â€ť
â€śObama defiantly vowed not only to radically expand the reach of government from cradle to grave, but to smash the Constitutionâ€™s restrictions on government power while doing it,â€ť Stockman said. â€śHis goal is to eliminate our Constitutional republic.â€ť
â€śLast year I said I would consider impeachment as a last resort to stop Obamaâ€™s abuse of power,â€ť Stockman continued. â€śAnd, quite frankly, weâ€™re running out of options.â€ť
The lawmaker, who is currently mounting a Senate campaign for Senator John Cornynâ€™s (R-Texas) seat, is asking supporters to sign a petition that will help him gauge support for initiating the impeachment process against the President.
Stockman isnâ€™t the only one calling for Obamaâ€™s impeachment on the heels of the State of the Union address. Jeff Steinberg, senior editor at the Executive Intelligence Review, said that all conservative members of Congress should now be seriously considering impeachment.
â€śThe main message that Obama delivered during his State of the Union is that he intends to use executive dictatorial powers to bypass Congress,â€ť he said on Wednesday.
â€śIf I was in the Congress, I would have gone immediately this morning and filed impeachment proceedings against him because heâ€™s stated publicly that he intends to violate the most sacred principles of the Constitution which is the separation of power between the executive and legislative branches and the courts,â€ť he added.