A BOOK ON THE ‘I’ WORD
A certain book will be published June 3 that appears to give the Democratic Party pause. That would be “Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment” by former federal prosecutor and conservative commentator Andrew C. McCarthy. Let the grappling begin. The book itself has vexed the Democratic National Committee.
“Conservatives are getting excited about a brand new book,” the organization says in a mass voter email. “It comes out next month. The bogus impeachment talk will never stop unless we put an end to it. Help Democrats fight back. ”
Another message advises, “This isn’t about just one loony book. They’re talking about impeachment on Fox News and other conservative outlets, and Republicans in Congress have been using the ‘I-word’ for years. ”
Mr. McCarthy himself rejects the idea that his work, published by Encounter Books, is a political stunt.
“‘Faithless Execution’ argues against partisan hackery. I analyze the legal case for impeachment as a former prosecutor who would not go to court without a sufficient case. And as far as the politics goes, I argue that, despite the sizable majority Republicans hold in the House, articles of impeachment should not be filed unless and until there is a strong public will to remove the president from power — one that transcends party lines,” he says.
Mr. McCarthy also distinguishes between an effort to impeach President Obama and previous campaigns to impeach Richard Nixon and former President Bill Clinton.
“Obama’s presidency is a willful, systematic attack on the constitutional system of separation of powers, an enterprise that aims to bring about a new regime of government by executive decree. This is exactly the kind of subversion the Framers designed the impeachment power to address. The Nixon and Clinton episodes involved misconduct that did not aim to undermine our constitutional framework,” Mr. McCarthy says. ones, and the facts for the American people,” Mr. Boehner tells Fox News.
“The American people deserve the truth. The truth is important for this case so we do not ever get into a situation like this again. There are a lot of lessons to be learned here, and that will be one of the charges from me to the committee,” the speaker says.
Yes, but will everybody get along when the investigation gets rolling?
“All the committees that have worked on the investigation are going to be required to turn over all of their documents, committee records, notes, work product, to the select committee so all the documents will be in one place. And it will be up to the select committee to review all those documents and to make decisions about how to proceed,” Mr. Boehner advises, adding, “This isn’t going to cost any more money. We’re going to pay for the cost of this committee out of existing House funds.” about being on the wrong side of this issue as voters that typically support them tend to oppose the mandate,” the poll advises.