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.
"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