Ted Cruz: I’ve collected 76 different examples of lawless action by the White House

posted at 8:41 pm on May 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

The Daily Caller has the full text of his report, which is mercifully readable at 16 pages. The novelty isn’t in the examples themselves, many of which will be familiar to you. The novelty is that he’s trying to build a comprehensive case, listing dubious Hopenchange action in various arenas of policy. O’s unilateral DREAM amnesty, his targeting of Anwar al-Awlaki without due process, various and sundry ObamaCare delays in defiance of the plain text of the statute — they’re all in there. In fact, even at 76 items, the list isn’t complete: For whatever reason, Cruz overlooks Obama’s decision to attack Libya without obtaining congressional authorization first under the War Powers Act. Could be that Cruz himself questions the constitutionality of the WPA so he decided to let O slide on it. Why do you s’pose a potential future president wouldn’t be too much of a stickler about Congress’s power over war?

But I digress. The real question is why Cruz is interested in building a comprehensive case at all. Sure, it’s good politics, signaling to conservative voters that he’s the constitutional candidate in 2016. (Sorry, Rand.) But maybe this is part of something bigger. It’s beginning to feel a little bit … impeach-y in here, isn’t it?

Ever since the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, Republicans and conservatives have compared the Obama administration’s on-the-ground failure and intra-office spin job to Watergate. Politicos compare contemporary scandals to Watergate for one of two reasons: Laziness, or to gently raise the specter of impeachment…

That’s why Boehner’s endorsement of the select committee on Benghazi was so significant. “At one time,” former Rep. Pete Hoekstra told Newsmax, “Speaker Boehner said, if there’s any indication that that this leads to the White House, you know we’re going to go after this.” Boehner knew that Democrats would spend the next few months or years deriding a “witch hunt,” just as they mocked the Clinton impeachment.

And that’s also why the backup from Fox News matters, and why more conservatives will join the discussion. Next month the attorney and National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy will publish Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment. “There is a rich legal case,” writes McCarthy, “but impeachment is not about what the law allows. Impeachment is a matter of political will.”…

Most of the scandals cited by McCarthy faded under the klieg lights of big media, but he puts some of the blame for that on Republicans. He cites a 2013 event with Sen. Ted Cruz in which a constituent asked why Obama couldn’t be impeached and the senator called it a “good question.” Impeachment, writes McCarthy is “not a high mountain to climb,” because Republicans will keep control of the House at least through Obama’s presidency.

An impeachment push is potentially a no-lose situation for Cruz, not unlike the “defund” effort. The establishment already hates him; if he has a path to the nomination, it’s by consolidating conservatives, and being a loud voice on impeachment would help do that. Even if the effort fizzles in Congress, a la “defund,” he’ll have proved once again that he’s willing to fight the fights his constituents believe in, even if there’s little chance of winning. (Convicting Obama would require 67 votes in the Senate, which ain’t happening next year even under the rosiest of midterm scenarios.) Better yet, his rival for righty votes, Rand Paul, is more worried about shoring up his establishment credibility right now than impressing conservatives, so he probably wouldn’t endorse impeachment full-throatedly. That would allow Cruz to heighten the contrast with him in the primaries.

Then again, maybe Cruz doesn’t need to actually endorse impeachment to get the political benefits from doing so. Maybe he can go right up to the edge — that’s where today’s report comes in — by acting as a de facto lawyer for the prosecution but then, when asked point-blank what he thinks should happen to O, he could demur and humbly insist that it’s a question for the Speaker of the House. If Boehner refuses to consider impeachment, which is highly likely given what happened to Republicans the last time they went this route, Cruz can sigh wearily and say something vague about Congress needing bolder leadership. He’ll have the gratitude of conservatives for having made the case, at length, of Obama’s lawlessness, and he’ll have their sympathy for having been thwarted by the damned RINOs yet again. It’d be a clever play.

Here he is today before the Federalist Society indicting O’s executive overreach for nearly a full hour. There’s more red meat here than there is in a stockyard. Dive in at any point.


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76? He means for today, right?

Gingotts on May 7, 2014 at 8:47 PM

It’s beginning to feel a little bit … impeach-y in here, isn’t it?

Gad, I hope so. I hope, I hope – but I’m not gonna hold my breath. The overreach is pure progressive and pure criminal. The former trumps the latter in the minds of a stupid electorate, spoon-fed by progressive media.

Chuck Ef on May 7, 2014 at 8:47 PM

…76 Trombones led the big parade!

KOOLAID2 on May 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM

For whatever reason, Cruz overlooks Obama’s decision to attack Libya without obtaining congressional authorization first under the War Powers Act. Could be that Cruz himself questions the constitutionality of the WPA so he decided to let O slide on it.

Up until Day 61 of Operation Al Qaeda For Libya, Obama didn’t need Congressional authorization under the War Powers Act.

Steve Eggleston on May 7, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Articles of Impeachment

Jayrae on May 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Pikers.

/Bubba & Killary [h/t SparkPlug]

ShainS on May 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Is the Congress still a branch of government?…I forget.

RBMN on May 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Current immigration law requires every employee in the United States to prove their employment eligiblity using a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and hardcopy documentation from a list of acceptable documentation.

Where is Obama’s Form I-9 and acceptable hardcopy documentation?
(Not a forged PDF criminally displayed on the White House web site.)

ITguy on May 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

This is the biggest news since Barney Fife introduced his 76 Documented Cases of Malfeasance against Sheriff Taylor.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Ted Cruz: I’ve collected 76 different examples of lawless action by the White House

Like Senator Iselin, he needed a nice easy number to remember.

verbaluce on May 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

@Gingotts: Heh.

A President Biden heading into a presidential election? Only beneficiaries would be comedy writers. Though it would be a road block for Hillary.

rbj on May 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Current immigration law requires every employee in the United States to prove their employment eligiblity using a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and hardcopy documentation from a list of acceptable documentation.

Where is Obama’s Form I-9 and acceptable hardcopy documentation?
(Not a forged PDF criminally displayed on the White House web site.)

ITguy on May 7, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Maybe that law firm in Sh1tcago has it , where Hussein worked behind enemy lines. Hired by the Mooch of course .
Hey, maybe that’s why they lost their law licenses !
Hmmmm….

burrata on May 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

3000%

Electrongod on May 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Like Senator Iselin, he needed a nice easy number to remember.

verbaluce on May 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Agreed, reminded me of “57 states”. Who said that, I’m forgetting.

Question for everyone else out there in HA: Can any congress critter submit a letter of impeachment or whatever it’s called or is there a specified procedure?

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

…sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

…sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Then again, maybe Cruz doesn’t need to actually endorse impeachment to get the political benefits from doing so. Maybe he can go right up to the edge — that’s where today’s report comes in — by acting as a de facto lawyer for the prosecution but then, when asked point-blank what he thinks should happen to O, he could demur and humbly insist that it’s a question for the Speaker of the House. If Boehner refuses to consider impeachment, which is highly likely given what happened to Republicans the last time they went this route, Cruz can sigh wearily and say something vague about Congress needing bolder leadership. He’ll have the gratitude of conservatives for having made the case, at length, of Obama’s lawlessness, and he’ll have their sympathy for having been thwarted by the damned RINOs yet again. It’d be a clever play.

Interesting that Boehner is this predictable. Predictable to the point of reliability in that a campaign stratagem could be designed founded on that predictability.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

ALT– Yeah your are going to have to give up your Senator. We all need him.

melle1228 on May 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Somebody smack Jax on the back, he is skipping..

melle1228 on May 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

melle1228 on May 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

lol! ;)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

In case he needs a few other “reminders”, here you go, Senator.

Vero Beach Florida on May 7, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Somebody smack Jax on the back, he is skipping..

melle1228 on May 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Well…

Jack got a light grey post..

And a dark grey post…..

Diversity…

I guess..

Electrongod on May 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

This is the biggest news since Barney Fife introduced his 76 Documented Cases of Malfeasance against Sheriff Taylor.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Like Senator Iselin, he needed a nice easy number to remember.

verbaluce on May 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

It did get 3 clowns to click and comment.

RickB on May 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

I’m glad someone is keeping track.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Ted Cruz: I’ve collected 76 different examples of lawless action by the White House

Means nothing unless he can do something. I personally like Ted, he11 I like Trey, but all things considered, I’m not feeling very impresse3d.

oscarwilde on May 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Question for everyone else out there in HA: Can any congress critter submit a letter of impeachment or whatever it’s called or is there a specified procedure?

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Any Representative (no, Senators don’t count) can submit a proposed article of impeachment. It gets referred to the House Judiciary Committee, where it most likely will remain buried and unacted upon.

On the off-chance the House Judiciary Committee acts on it and votes an article out of committee, it goes to the full House for consideration. I’m sure you know the rest of the procedure.

Steve Eggleston on May 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

What’s an Europhysicist?

gh on May 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

melle1228 on May 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM
lol! ;)

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

lol

CoffeeLover on May 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Can any congress critter submit a letter of impeachment or whatever it’s called or is there a specified procedure?

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Yes, he11, there is already one that never made it out of committee.

oscarwilde on May 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM

And that was just before breakfast.

kcewa on May 7, 2014 at 9:14 PM

What’s an Europhysicist?

gh on May 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

It’s someone who is Uber Gay…

oscarwilde on May 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Ted Cruz: I’ve collected 76 different examples of lawless action by the White House

Like Senator Iselin, he needed a nice easy number to remember.

verbaluce on May 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Like 57 states, corpsemen, you mean like that you sucking tool?

TinFin on May 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Sorry Ted, you endorse lawlessness too in promoting mass legalization of foreign invaders and huge increases in legal immigration. where is your concern for rule of law and American workers in addition to our sovereignty.

no amnesty, it will destroy the middle class, the republican party and create a permanent demokkkrat majority.

lose on amnesty, lose on everything. The elections are one issue, americans vs illegal foreign invaders. amnesty is irreversible and changes the electorate permanently to a demonkkkrat majority. I cannot support ANY pro amnesty candidate, and millions like me will not. try replacing us with newly amnestied/chain migrating demonkkkrats.

amnesty is an unacceptable position for ANY republican candidate. we can and must do better, amnesty destroys the party, the middle class and the nation. lose on amnesty, lose on everything.
as much as I hate to say it, ted cruz has said not only that HE IS FOR MASS LEGALIZATION of the illegal invaders but also for increasing legal immigration up to 500% I will not support any candidate who favors amnesty of ANY sort:

asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, HE STRESSED THAT HE HAD NEVER TRIED TO UNDO THE GOAL OF ALLOWING THEM TO STAY(that IS amnesty, no matter how much words are parsed)
The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,’ he said during a recent visit to El Paso” [Emphasis added]
Legalization-without-citizenship isn’t the position of anti-amnesty types. It’s the cutting edge position of pro-amnesty Republicans who are trying to sneak a lowest-common-denominator bill through the Republican House, knowing that once illegals are legalized citizenship can always be added later (or obtained through other, already-existing channels). Pro-amnesty journalists are even now going public with discussions of how to relax the citizenship demand.
Cruz isn’t in opposition to Karl Rove on this one. He’s saying what Rove’s side wants to hear. He even defies logic in a way familiar to observers of pro-amnesty agitation–claiming that he opposes citizenship because the prospect of getting it “perpetuates illegal crossings.” As if the prospect of getting legal status–status that enables you to freely work and travel in the U.S. and lets your children be citizens–doesn’t make illegal crossing attractive. “When it comes to immigration reform, Senator Ted Cruz has made it abundantly clear what he opposes: giving citizenship to people who broke the law to come here. What has not been as evident is what he supports: legal status for millions of people here already(green cards), while making it easier for immigrants to come here through the front door. ” http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/21/cruz-is-in-it-for-cruz/
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/us/cruz-tries-to-claim-the-middle-ground-on-immigration.html

and here is video of him saying mass legal status aka amnesty begins about the four minute mark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iloBCB59O0#t=286

wake up people, unbury your heads from the sand, sorry if you are a cruzbot and wont accept his own words and actions, but amnesty will destroy us. I like ted too, but amnesty is not an acceptable position.

Garyinaz66 on May 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

What is click-bait?

kcewa on May 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

What’s an Europhysicist?

gh on May 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

European Utopia..

Electrongod on May 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

…sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

…sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Says the Mensa member who manages to post the same comment twice and can’t capitalize the beginning of her sentences or proper names.

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

What is click-bait?

kcewa on May 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

It is what gets his attention when his boyfriend wont return affection.

Queer ain’t it?

Murphy9 on May 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Go ahead with impeachment, please.

sauldalinsky on May 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yes, he11, there is already one that never made it out of committee.

oscarwilde on May 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Can you expound, I mean may any individual congressperson submit a form of impeachment past a committee or can a committee kill it off before it ever reaches the floor every time it’s offered?

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM

What is this, Cruz’s audition for Harold Hill in The Music Man?

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

ShainS on May 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

So the impeachment reaching the floor is subject to a committee?

I’m asking because if Cruz has all this info then I would like to see him submit a letter or impeachment (or whatever it’s called) and back up the talk. I say this as a Cruz fan, but I want some goddam action taken here, blather time is over.

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

What is this, Cruz’s audition for Harold Hill in The Music Man?

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Not even Cruz would dare to try and wrest that role from you.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Gross, KOOLAID and I thought of the same joke

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

What is this, Cruz’s audition for Harold Hill in The Music Man?

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Not surprising to see a Broadway Musical reference from you, Pal.

Kind of playing into the stereotype,though,isn’t it?

kcewa on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Impeachment Process

Scroll down to “The Impeachment Process” .

It has to be set in motion by the House Judiciary Committee.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Such blatant ridicule emanating from our resident lefties.

Absolutely NO comments concerning the allegations Cruz brings up.

Must be that intellectually compromised thang I’ve heard of, so recently.

pambi on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

What is this, Cruz’s audition for Harold Hill in The Music Man?

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Racist.

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

What’s an Europhysicist?

gh on May 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Heh.

SailorMark on May 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

I’m totally against Obama and have been a life-long Republican (I’m 56), yet when I hear anything quantifying the executive abuse, like everyone else I just shrug… nobody is gonna do nothing and really we are just waiting for Dear Leader to time out of office and hope he doesn’t decide to lock the doors and ignore the election results.

#impotent

Tard on May 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

KOOLAID and I thought of the same joke

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

There’s hope for you yet…

SailorMark on May 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

This statement works well for IMPEACHMENT too!

Time to declare why we need to separate from this President.

wren on May 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Can you expound, I mean may any individual congressperson submit a form of impeachment past a committee or can a committee kill it off before it ever reaches the floor every time it’s offered?

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM

If you read my comment, it goes to the Judiciary Committee to die.

And no, Cruz, as a Senator, cannot introduce an article of impeachment.

Steve Eggleston on May 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM

KOOLAID and I thought of the same joke

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

There’s hope for you yet…

SailorMark on May 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I dunno…..could be there’s just NO hope for KOOLAID.

questionmark on May 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Yes, Ted Cruz is running on Culture of Corruption campaign, I had been suggesting Republicans run on it to kick Democrats butt this year and in 2016 elections. It worked well for Democrats in 2006 campaign.

Republican leaders might not be dumb at all.
Go TED CRUZ GO.

BroncosRock on May 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

There is this really smart intelligent poster you need to refute over on the Palin thread. Look for “joana”.

gh on May 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Scroll down to “The Impeachment Process” .

It has to be set in motion by the House Judiciary Committee.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

To Do list:

1) Make sure we elect a Republican Majority in the House and Senate in November.

2) Make sure we elect strong leaders who can serve on the House Judiciary Committee in the Primaries and General Election.

3) Vote any current members of the House Judiciary Committee, who don’t consider impeachment a viable option, OUT OF OFFICE in either their Primary election or the General election.

wren on May 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Now whenever any Republican go on to any shows, they must point out the culture of corruption in the democrat party. Which the Republican party is finally doing.

Republican leadership finally is getting this campaign message right. Culture of corruption should be the main message for this year’s election.

BroncosRock on May 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

What is this, Cruz’s audition for Harold Hill in The Music Man?

libfreeordie on May 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Why? you hoping to play the skinflute for him?

oscarwilde on May 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Yes, Ted Cruz is running on Culture of Corruption campaign, I had been suggesting Republicans run on it to kick Democrats butt this year and in 2016 elections. It worked well for Democrats in 2006 campaign.

Republican leaders might not be dumb at all.
Go TED CRUZ GO.

BroncosRock on May 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Cruz/Malkin 2016 (though I prefer Malkin/Cruz 2016)

Steve Eggleston on May 7, 2014 at 9:42 PM

wren on May 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM

While I don’t quibble with your list, wren, you certainly put a lot of responsibility on my slender shoulders . But I’ll do my best. lol!

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:44 PM

And no, Cruz, as a Senator, cannot introduce an article of impeachment.

Steve Eggleston on May 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Ok then, thank you.

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:45 PM

FYI: Hillary sees no reason to further the Benghazi investigation… because she is just as lawless as Preezy.
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/05/07/Hillary-Clinton-No-Reason-To-Continue-Benghazi-Investigation

onlineanalyst on May 7, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Palin & Cruz in one night.

I can dig it.

wolly4321 on May 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

I’m totally against Obama and have been a life-long Republican (I’m 56), yet when I hear anything quantifying the executive abuse, like everyone else I just shrug… nobody is gonna do nothing and really we are just waiting for Dear Leader to time out of office and hope he doesn’t decide to lock the doors and ignore the election results.

#impotent

Tard on May 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Relax, Citizen, the lifers have a plan to turn everything around. Just hold on until 2052 and you’ll see the plan in action, promise.

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Europhysicist?

he misspelled it..he meant Urophysicist…
he plays with his peepee and studies his jetstream

gracie on May 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

…sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

…sarah palin and now this clownish egomaniac?

click-bait hump day for the intellectually compromised commentariat?

jaxisaneurophysicist on May 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

…did you put the heroin in both arms?

KOOLAID2 on May 7, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Like Senator Iselin, he needed a nice easy number to remember.

verbaluce on May 7, 2014 at 8:55 PM

The truly important question to ask is…..Can he speak Austrian?

tanked59 on May 7, 2014 at 9:52 PM

I dunno…..could be there’s just NO hope for KOOLAID.

questionmark on May 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

(:->)
libfreeorgan is playing my trombone!

KOOLAID2 on May 7, 2014 at 9:52 PM

wolly4321 on May 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Palin is stomping Cruz tonight. dieasaslave can’t touch joana

gh on May 7, 2014 at 9:53 PM

BroncosRock on May 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Cruz/Malkin 2016 (though I prefer Malkin/Cruz 2016)

Steve Eggleston on May 7, 2014 at 9:42 PM

ROTFLMAO… Ted would walk out on stage, look all macho… Until Michelle walked out and whipped her Thompson M1921 and said… “I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m all out of gum

oscarwilde on May 7, 2014 at 9:54 PM

gracie on May 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

tqvm

gh on May 7, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Here is the list of the 39 House Judiciary Committee Members. 22 are Republicans. 17 are Democrats.

Every member of the House Judiciary Committee needs to be asked for their position on IMPEACHMENT at every campaign stop in this election season.

Let’s find out now who needs to be voted out of office in November.

Republicans

Rep. Bob Goodlatte – Chairman – (R) Virginia, 6th

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R) Wisconsin, 5th

Rep. Howard Coble (R) North Carolina, 6th

Rep. Lamar Smith (R) Texas, 21st

Rep. Steve Chabot (R) Ohio, 1st

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) Alabama, 6th

Rep. Darrell Issa (R) California, 49th

Rep. Randy Forbes (R) Virginia, 4th

Rep. Steve King (R) Iowa, 4th

Rep. Trent Franks (R) Arizona, 8th

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) Texas, 1st

Rep. Jim Jordan (R) Ohio, 4th

Rep. Ted Poe (R) Texas, 2nd

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) Utah, 3rd

Rep. Tom Marino (R) Pennsylvania, 10th

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) South Carolina, 4th

Rep. Raul Labrador (R) Idaho, 1st

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R) Texas, 27th

Rep. George Holding (R) North Carolina, 13th

Rep. Doug Collins (R) Georgia, 9th

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) Florida, 6th

Rep. Jason Smith (R) Missouri, 8th


Democrats

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. Ranking Member – (D) Michigan, 13th

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D) New York, 10th

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) Virginia, 3rd

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D) California, 19th

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) Texas, 18th

Rep. Steve Cohen (D) Tennessee, 9th

Rep. Hank Johnson (D) Georgia, 4th

Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D) Puerto Rico, (At-large)

Rep. Judy Chu (D) California, 27th

Rep. Ted Deutch (D) Florida, 21st

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) Illinois, 4th

Rep. Karen Bass (D) California, 37th

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) Louisiana, 2nd

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D) Washington, 1st

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) Florida, 26th

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D) New York, 8th

Rep. David Cicilline (D) Rhode Island, 1st

Source:
http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/committee-members

wren on May 7, 2014 at 10:02 PM

a smart party would try to weave thru this the idea of checks and balances…and an independent media. That’s the stakes here, and a good subject to spend a lot of time on in 2016 (and 2014 for that matter)

if the county can’t stop this, can’t even mount a conversation about it…or worse doesn’t permit a conversation about it…well, stick a fork in it….it is done

r keller on May 7, 2014 at 10:04 PM

wren on May 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM

While I don’t quibble with your list, wren, you certainly put a lot of responsibility on my slender shoulders . But I’ll do my best. lol!

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Dear that’safactjack,

Your shoulders look broad and strong to me! By definition, HotAirians are built of sturdy stock!

But I meant that “To Do List” as a Call To Action for all of us to share.

You helped us all by identifying where we should focus our efforts, which is a BIG first step. Thank you!

We all have a big job ahead of us. Let’s roll!

wren on May 7, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Ted Cruz:

“I’ve collected over 76 examples of lawless behavior by the White House. And I’m really steamed about it, you guys!” *continues to do nothing about it*

Eva D. Struktion on May 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Impeachment would actually be the wrong direction as it tends to be more political than legal. The House GOP should be jamming the courts with 76 lawsuits against the administration for overstepping their boundaries.

When they win the suits and Obama then ignores the federal courts, THEN you would consider impeachment.

Tater Salad on May 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Seriously, I can’t imagine why the GOP wouldn’t want to begin impeachment hearings of the first black President. Let it rip, fellers.

Eva D. Struktion on May 7, 2014 at 11:46 PM

A broad attack on the culture of corruption (not to ignore Pelosi, Feinstein, and Reid as well as the Executive Branch) is sound strategy. In fact, it was corruption that gave us the 1994 Wave.

It’s pure myth that the Contract With America or reactions to HillaryCare or the Clinton ’93 tax hikes led us to that victory. All that was known in August, when we were still behind.

It was the House Banking scandal which ensnared mostly Democrats in check-kiting, including Rostenkowki, the powerful Chairman of Ways and Means, that tilted the election to use. Corruption is something the public can understand and hate – even without an animated explanation from Vox.

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Interesting that Boehner is this predictable. Predictable to the point of reliability in that a campaign stratagem could be designed founded on that predictability.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Actually, NONE of what you quoted reflects any of Cruz’ thinking or Boehner’s plans. It is ALL just baseless speculation from Allahpundit.

These days he finds it easier to just make stuff up.

Adjoran on May 8, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Nobody is going to impeach the historic president.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Nobody is going to impeach the historic president.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Right. But building the case that they should is still sensible.

David Blue on May 8, 2014 at 2:59 AM

Garyinaz66 on May 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

I like you. Please post more.

You are right on about amnesty.

bluegill on May 8, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Right. But building the case that they should is still sensible.

David Blue on May 8, 2014 at 2:59 AM

Yes… and put him in the history books as a miserable immoral incompetent corrupt failure who should never have been put in office on the basis of his coolness or color…and a flagrant reminder to not put someone in that office on the basis of her sex and media darlinghood. Expose these people for who they are and who they are not.

gracie on May 8, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Battle Cry: Culture of Corruption
just keep talking about these Dems until it sticks

gracie on May 8, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Such blatant ridicule emanating from our resident lefties.

Absolutely NO comments concerning the allegations Cruz brings up.

Must be that intellectually compromised thang I’ve heard of, so recently.

pambi on May 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Good call. If they can’t attack the message, attack the messenger.

Cleombrotus on May 8, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Cruz has the guts and leadership to put this out there.

Another good move. Another impressive move.

Cruz for Senate Majority Leader 2014

jake-the-goose on May 8, 2014 at 8:27 AM

It is a myth that anything happened to the Republicans because of impeachment. You are wrong Allah Pundit. There was almost no change in the midterm election.

Allah Pundit doesn’t stand for anything and should be ignored. He just accommodates whatever he thinks his left-wing friends find acceptable and constantly bends and folds, rewriting history as he goes. Here is my proof.

What did Allah Pundit do or say to either predict or help the 2010 mid-term elections vs. what did the Tea Party do.

timoric on May 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM