In a recent article, Andrew McCarthy clarifies the central message of his book, Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment, and discusses the “impeachment fever” that has struck the nation since the book’s publication. McCarthy warns against a premature movement toward impeachment and emphasizes the political implications of calls for impeachment without wide public support. McCarthy examines what political implications “impeachment fever” has for Republicans and how it may affect upcoming elections.
McCarthy explains that Obama’s disregard for the constitutional separation of powers among the three branches of government — shown in his refusal to faithfully execute laws passed by Congress and make “law” by executive order — are the “high crimes and misdemeanors” the Founding Fathers feared and created the impeachment process to deal with.
For the full article, see http://www.nationalreview.com/article/384080/against-premature-impeachment-andrew-c-mccarthy
Posted 8/5/14 by Margaret Hull