Yoho’s Resolution Defines Obama’s Immigration Actions as Impeachable

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) has submitted a House Resolution (H. Res. 198) which would define President Obama’s recent executive actions on illegal immigration as impeachable offenses.

Listed impeachable crimes in his resolution include “failing to take care that the laws be faithfully executed through signing statements or systematic policies of nonenforcement,” “misusing federal agencies to advance a partisan political agenda,” and “issuing executive orders or presidential memoranda that infringe upon or circumvent the constitutional powers of Congress.”

The resolution would also establish “intentionally lying to Congress to obtain an authorization for war” and “intentionally lying under oath to a Federal judge or grand jury” as impeachable crimes.

It seems odd that Congress would need to pass a resolution saying a President isn’t allowed to do things which are illegal. But such is the state of the nation with a Chief Executive who has arrogated to himself almost unlimited power and only a few stand up to it.