Krauthammer: Executive amnesty ‘an impeachable offense’ – Obama must be challenged

President Obama is widely expected to circumvent Congress with an executive order, possibly as early as next week, that will grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants.

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer compared the president’s likely action to that of a South American dictator, saying the move would be “an impeachable offense.”

“That’s the way the system is in Venezuela,” he told Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Thursday. “If the the caudillo isn’t able to get stuff done through congress, he issues a decree and that’s it, and he’ll arrest anybody who gets in the way.”

“The whole American system is designed that it has to be a collaboration between the Congress and the president,” Krauthammer continued. “Congress has to pass it, he has to sign it. That’s the way the damn thing works.”

Evoking visions of King George III, Krauthammer stressed that Obama “knows he shouldn’t be doing this.”

“You cannot simply issue decrees,” he said. “We don’t rule by decree in this country. I mean, Obama says he’s a constitutional scholar. The interesting part as you showed earlier, he knows that he shouldn’t be doing this, but I think he’s reached a point in his presidency he’s not ever going to be on the ballot again even indirectly, and he doesn’t care.”

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Tom Tillison


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