Bipartisan Collusion Fails to Crush Impeachment Movement
July 31, 2014 • 9:16AM

Yesterday's debates on H.Res.'s 694 and 676 authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file an absurd lawsuit against President Barack Obama for violating the Constitution, exposed the bipartisan agreement between the corrupt Republican and Democratic party leaderships to crush the drive to impeach President Barack Obama, and their desperation over their crumbling control.

The debate was clearly carefully scripted. In the first round of debate, on H.Res. 694, Nancy Pelosi, infamous for blocking the impeachment of Dick Cheney, which would have saved the country from a decade of Hell, took to the floor to demand that Speaker Boehner do the same service for Obama. Three times in her remarks she insisted that Speaker Boehner declare impeachment to be "off the table." If this lawsuit is not about impeachment, she said, why can't you say that? Why can't people in your caucus say that? If you don't want to hear about impeachment, tell your people that. That's what I had to do. That's what you must do.

Speaker Boehner, however, who insists to the media that he is not in favor of impeachment, did not show up for the debate on his own resolution, leaving young Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Ks) to serve as Speaker Pro-Tem. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) asserted that the only people in the hall talking about impeachment were the Democrats. That led Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), running the Democratic side of the debate, to point to Republican Rep. Walter Jones's statements in the widely-read Hill newspaper that Boehner's lawsuit is a show; "why not impeach?", as proof that there are Republicans for impeachment.

In fact, the Republican leadership was so afraid of what their caucus members might say, that they only allowed four Republicans to speak on behalf of the untenable proposition that the Congress hand over to the Judiciary its Constitutional authority to impeach a President accused of violating the Constitution!

In her closing, Slaughter charged that the Republican leadership was afraid of a vote which would put the Republicans on record as to where they stand on impeachment.

After this, and another, afternoon, staged round of debate, the go-ahead for the lawsuit passed, 225-201.

Walter Jones Opposes Boehner Lawsuit, Asks: "Why Not Impeach?"

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) wants to impeach Obama, not to sue him, and so he will vote against the bill that would authorize House Speaker John Boehner to bring a lawsuit against the President, which Jones said is "theater, is a show,"in an interview with The Hill newspaper today.

Jones asked: "Why not impeach instead of wasting $1 million to $2 million of the taxpayers money?...If you're serious about this, use what the founders of the Constitution gave us." When he was asked about the [alleged] lack of support for impeachment in the House Republican Conference, Jones emphasized: "That's why the Republican Party is in trouble."