GOP Rep: Lawsuits and Shutdowns Aren’t Good Enough, Where’s the Impeachment?

Written by SK Ashby

Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) is not pleased with congressional Republican leadership, and more specifically Speaker of the House John Boehner, for choosing to file lawsuits against the president and tie funding for the Department of Homeland Security to a repeal of the president's executive orders.

For Walter Jones, neither measure lives up to the standards he expects. For him, nothing short of impeachment is good enough.

via RightWingWatch

JONES: “I said that to John Boehner when Mr. Obama made this presidential order, I said why don’t we follow the Constitution, in the Constitution, articles of impeachment? I’m sorry, I don’t like the idea of impeaching anyone, but for goodness sakes when you make those kinds of executive decisions to the detriment of our country, of telling people who came here illegally, ‘You’re now legal because I just signed an order,’ that’s why we’re in the situation we’re in now, we don’t follow the Constitution.”

Jones doesn't "like the idea of impeaching anyone," but for goodness sake we need to impeach President Obama even though he has't committed any impeachable offenses. We aren't following the Constitution by failing to punish the president for the unconstitutional actions he hasn't taken.

Unless congressional Republicans pass another continuing resolution, a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security seems all but certain. The question is how long will a shutdown last? How bad will things get before John Boehner and Mitch McConnell show they have the fortitude to do what's right?

Your guess is as good as mine. There are members in both chambers of Congress that believe anything short of impeachment or a shutdown of the entire federal government isn't good enough.