House GOPer: No Grounds To Impeach Obama; We Should Just Sue Him

|
July 13, 2014 1:16 p.m.
EDITORS' NOTE: TPM is making our COVID-19 coverage free to all readers during this national health crisis. If you’d like to support TPM's reporters, editors and staff, the best way to do so is to become a member.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, on Sunday said the House doesn’t have grounds to impeach President Obama.

“We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment. The Constitution is very clear as to what constitutes grounds for impeachment of the president of the United States. He has not committed the kind of criminal acts that call for that,” Goodlatte said on ABC’s “This Week.”

But he still threw his support behind House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) bill to allow the House to sue Obama for using executive authority to delay the health care law’s employer mandate.

“We do believe that the President is not enforcing the law. And there’s a wide array of issues, not just immigration, where we believe that,” Goodlatte said. “And that’s why the speaker, and many of us in the Congress, are getting ready to take legal action to stand up for the people’s right, for their elected representatives to be the part of our government that passes laws, not a president with his pen and his cell phone.”

Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: