Exclusive – Sparked By Executive Amnesty, Ted Yoho Moves To Define Impeachable Offenses

Yoho Impeach

by Jonathan Strong  9 Apr 2015

In an effort to draw a line in the sand against further executive actions by President Barack Obama, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) is preparing to introduce a resolution defining the House of Representative’s understanding of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution’s standard for bringing impeachment proceedings.

“We are laying a red line. This is the Rubicon. They are forewarned: do not cross this line,” Yoho said in an interview.

The bill’s introduction is the most aggressive move toward impeachment by any House Republican. The tactic, while constitutional, has generally been shunned as counterproductive by the GOP even as outrage has grown over President Obama’s use of executive authority.

The resolution, which cites the Federalist Papers in its “findings” section, lists “failing to take care that the laws be faithfully executed through signing statements or systematic policies of non-enforcement” and “substituting executive agreements for treaties” as two of eleven potential high crimes and misdemeanors the House would be declaring “impeachable.” Read more at breitbart.com.

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