In a Fox News “business block” discussion about the child immigration “crisis of epic proportions on the southern border,” host Eric Bolling “asked,” “who’s to blame.” As if we couldn’t guess who would be fingered. But regular Wayne Rogers used the opportunity to call for President Obama’s impeachment
Rogers (yes, the former "Trapper John") said:
(Obama) has violated the law constantly, he’s violated the Constitution. Listen, he’s given amnesty for illegals who entered the US before the age of 16. He’s given amnesty to illegals who have relatives in the US. He’s given amnesty to illegals who are parents or guardians of people. He’s given amnesty to - the key word, ‘illegals.’ It’s already illegal. You can’t violate the Constitution if you’re doing something legally. He’s doing it illegally. He ought to be impeached, and so should Eric Holder. But the Congress has no guts for it. The Republicans are pusillanimous peewees, they don’t do anything about it, and they should stand up and be counted instead of running for the exit every time they bring this up”
Juan Williams pushed back forcefully:
These children are refugees from war, and from political instability and threats to their lives. So if you’re the father, Eric, of that kind of child on this Father’s Day weekend, you would be looking out for your child too and America’s policy, as this land of immigrants, has always been we will welcome…
He was interrupted by Rogers' yelling. But Williams continued, “The failure of immigration is that the Republicans won’t do anything about immigration policy.”
Media Matters notes that experts - which nobody on this panel was - cite increased violence in Central America as the driving factor of the overwhelming influx. Also noted is that the children still face deportation proceedings.
Watch the "business" discussion below.
Even if he’s upset at the GOPers for being “pusillanimous peewees,” the grown-ups among Congressional GOPers know that it would require just a few more votes to impeach than they have. While the House GOPers have enough to vote for impeachment (it only takes a simple* majority), to actually have the impeachment mean anything, it requires a 2/3 majority of the SENATE. It probably boggles Rogers’ little brain (which has seriously atrophied in the last couple of decades since he had any real acting career—beyond the role he plays for FoxNoise) but 2/3 of 100 equals 67. The GOP currently has only 45 members and even a third-grader can tell you that 45 is less than 67.
Further, in an impeachment case, the House acts as the DA’s “investigation unit” to determine if charges are warranted. It’s the Senate, though, that actually acts as the trial jury.
*Not the same as “simple-minded” by the way.