Skip to main content

Speaker of the House John Boehner takes his oath during the first day of the 113th Congress at the Capitol in Washington January 3, 2013.  Despite a rocky few weeks during the
"I do solemnly swear to impeach Obama as soon as the election is over."
House Republicans haven't impeached the president yet—surely, they will wait until after the election is over to do that, assuming they retain power.

But, reports Politico, they are enthusiastically united in support of House Speaker John Boehner's pre-impeachment lawsuit against the president. For example:

“The President’s response to this was to say: ‘so sue me.’ So Mr. President, we will sue you,” said Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne. “Not because we want to, but because we have to defend the Constitution you won’t abide by. We have to protect the rights of the people in this country that you continue to transgress.”
To be sure, these crazed rightwing lunatics won't be satisfied with the lawsuit—instead, they see it as a first step. What's next?
Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp supports the lawsuit’s theory but would also like to strip funding from agencies like the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Energy.

Huelskamp, who ran an unsuccessful campaign to unseat Boehner as speaker two years ago and has continued to prod GOP leadership, said he wants the House to flex “the power of the purse.”

Great. Not only will we get impeachment, but we'll get another attempt by wingnuts to shut the government down ... unless, of course, the American public stands up and votes these wretched bums out.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site