Somebody ought to have the guts to start talking impeachment

Friday, May 24, 2013
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A pro-family leader and conservative activist says the IRS scandal has reached a point where Congress should start seriously looking at impeachment.

The plot surrounding the Internal Revenue Service scandal thickened earlier this week when IRS official Lois Lerner told the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee that she had done "nothing wrong," then invoked her constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers' questions. Lerner, who was replaced yesterday, headed the IRS office that decides whether groups qualify for tax exemptions. Her pleading the Fifth Amendment has been viewed by some observers as an admission that some wrongdoing has taken place.

Robert Knight is a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union and a syndicated columnist. He says ultimately the White House is responsible.

Knight, Robert (ACRU)"Somebody ought to have the guts to start talking impeachment - and I guess that would be Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma," he tells OneNewsNow. "I think he's on to something.

"I think this is an impeachable offense," Knight continues, "and I think the House ought to seriously consider convening hearings regarding whether they should bring impeachment charges against the President of the United States."

The Washington Times columnist says even if the Senate does not convict the president, an impeachment trial would hurt Obama's ability to advance his far left-wing agenda, just as it did to Bill Clinton.

"And I think it did impact Bill Clinton's second term," Knight remarks. "Certainly it distracted him from some of the radical policy agendas that he had undertaken. I would imagine that would be the same occurrence under Barack Obama, that the American people would be looking at him in a different light - whether or not he was convicted in the Senate."

Knight believes Congress should still press for answers in the Benghazi cover-up scandal involving the deaths of four Americans.

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