Kelly made her move during a discussion about a Supreme Court case over the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s recess appointments. Kelly repeatedly described the president’s actions with the “fair and balanced” term of “overreach.”
Kelly began to approach the subject of impeachment when she complained to McConnell that legal challenges to President Obama’s “overreach” take too long.
I want to ask you about this, though. Because this is one example of many that we’ve been talking about on the news lately about presidential overreach. And the question is whether beyond this case, what is perceived by some as presidential overreach, really can be resolved, in your view, by the courts.
McConnell did not take the bait. However, he did agree that “the courts are not a quick remedy.”
So Kelly tried again, this time more explicitly and in a pushier way:
We’ve had lawyers, constitutional lawyers come on this show and say, OK, so when that happens, when you have a president who, in your view or the view of some, is out of control in terms of overreach, you as the lawmaker really have two meaningful options. And the main one that has been used historically is: try to impeach him! I mean, is that ever considered – as opposed to running into the courts and trying to get them to do it?
The other one is to try to defund the president’s legislation which, of course, you guys have tried before.
McConnell actually laughed, though it seemed more like nervous laughter than derision. He said, “Defunding is a less dramatic response.” He also pointed out that the “challenge” is the U.S. Senate, which is controlled by Democrats.
Just before The Kelly File debuted, Kelly made a point of distinguishing herself from such opinion hosts as Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. Unlike them, she told the Associated Press, “you’re not going to hear what I think.” But her efforts to put thoughts into the heads of her viewers and her guest could not have been louder or clearer. Whether they were her own thoughts or not doesn't make a difference.
I don’t think Congress has courage to impeach Obama and fire Holder and I had though “The People” comments were most important…
With Nixon “The People” had taken it to the streets with signs to push for Nixon removal…I do believe Obama has secrets to keep Congress at distance…What disgrace Obama has destroy this country and done nothing for “The People”…
The parties; vacations and commuting on Air Force is throwing in our faces Obama can do whatever without no accountability…While “The People” deal with jobless and homeless as Obama spend “The People” tax dollars…
In a nutshell, this POTUS is as crooked and incompetent as they come, continues to spew false proproganda for America’s stance in the world, diminished our military strength and pulled funding for R and D development, removed Christian prayer from our classrooms and military churches. What is the TRUTH you say? My guess, is that people now wished they’d voted for Romney.
Meg, Meg, Meg . . .
You’re prodding the wrong guy (hm — bet that’s not the first time you’ve heard that.)
You see, Mr. Turtle is a SENATOR — impeachment proceedings can only begin in the HOUSE.
Oh, why won’t rightwingnuts read the Constitution they so claim to love . . .
Why yes, Sandman — they do.
Here are some of the reasons they’ve proposed:
- the use of Air Force one
- making recess appointments
- signing the ACA into law
- offering Rep. Joe Sestak a White House job
- a campaign ad made by a SuperPAC
Mind you, the first is a privilege of office extended to every US President since FDR, the second and third are Constitutionally-authorized functions of the President, there’s nothing illegal about the fourth, his own campaign had nothing to do with the fifth, and the last has been explained — numerous times.
Strange how wingnuts like JFTP are ready to impeach over things like this . . . but, let a white republican president
- wiretap US citizens without warrants
- out a covert CIA agent for political retribution
- or fix intel to justify a preemptive war
all of which happen to be ILLEGAL, and not only is impeachment not warranted, talk of it is downright TREASONOUS . . .
As Far As prior individuals which I’ve included is based on what I’ve witness and what others have witness; Therefore, I don’t have validated myself and all of those who want to stay in denial can do so…
Because in end truth will come out and all of us who have been targeted by Obama and Obama Administration dirty little secrets will be expose…
I would think Benghazi and IRS are just name few to why Obama poor leadership is causing this country slowly faded away….
So…You can have your opinions and I will keep my opinions because in end no one here can change truth because what’s done in dark will sooner or later come to light…
I don’t think any who have commented would want to spend 1 month not to say 1 year [or years] be able to handle targeting of any kind…So keep staying in denial…
I care enough for those who have been seeking answers to why would they be targeted within United States…My life has changed where I no longer can support dishonest Administration which is Obama
Take Care and have good evening…
Give that a second to sink in.
Now that I think about it, this writing style looks familiar…
If the right wants the truth, it’s that all of the Obama scandals the right tried to create never reached him. Fast & Furious? The investigation pointed to Grindler making a calls off script. Benghazi? That was on Clinton, and she was cleared. The ACA? Even Fox News reported on the health care contractors that played a proven role being fired- Though that didn’t stop them from continuing their witch hunt on Sebelius. Funny how they act like she’s still running the show, when the overseer is now Michelle Snyder.
To quote the meme: I don’t care if you don’t like Obama. But I do care if it’s all based on lies.
Re: Later 43 years, activists admit theft at FBI office that exposed domestic spying
Second let me say I haven’t seen any positive changes in Afro-American community and of course Impeachment of Obama would cause eyes to open wider but call it for what it is which is seeking truth…
Third I do believe in my case that lower income individuals which are all Afro-Americans to be either paid or intimidated to participate in what appears to be some type of Convert Corrupted Demonic Illegal Spying program which I’ve learned targets minorities [women]
Fourth tell me what has Obama done for Afro-Americans in 1st term and 2nd term which has made a positive impact…Why are “The People” in denial of truth? Or wanting to know truth?
I can’t support Obama who hasn’t been honest “The People” and who doesn’t respect THE LORD biblical purposes you can say in denial but I won’t…
But don’t blow in here claiming that you’ve posted everything on the matter – without leaving out anything – when you clearly decided to leave out the specific part of the Judge’s remarks that reflect negatively on this Erica D. Taylor’s claims. That’s deceptive. And now you claim that what the Judge says doesn’t matter anyway? Bwaaah!
“Don’t they have to have an actual REASON to impeach him?”
The GOPig’s reason is that President Obama is a Democratic. The ignorant racist teabaggers want to impeach him because he has the nerve to be black while residing in “their” white house.
@ Agent 86, I’ve asked hundereds of teabaggers like just-us what exactly has President Obama done to warrant impeachment. The racist pigs are never able to come up with a legitimate reason. They’re all just idiots repeating what their idiot right-wing masters tell them.
Again, all you did was change the subject and provided no detail as to WHAT the supposed impeachable offenses were and HOW they were supposedly violated.
Your entire diatribe is symptomatic of DSM-IV code 297.1 but I’m not a professional so call up Fox News and ask to speak to Dr. Ablow…he likes to diagnose people without examining them. You’re welcome in advance.
So…Everything which you have posted is what I have and the purpose of providing beginning detail of what Erica had to say was important because she’s telling truth and it doesn’t matter what Judge says because I’m witness and I’ve found others targets saying same thing…
So…Judge detail doesn’t matter because more than 1 is speaking about it…I’m aware of West Law and other law places to review or read United States court cases…
If you was being targeted your views would be totally different…Trust it…
As far as NSA there were reports prior to Edward Snowden not to mention what I had experience so I would think that The People needs to understand we are dealing with dishonesty Administration [Government] who appears to be playing both sides…
For future speaking…I won’t want another man; woman or child to experience what targets have experience dealing with organize stalking “aka” gang stalking to electronic harassment…
Was who’s really left in dark???