Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Case in Removing Obama from Office

When Congress returns from its August recess, lawmakers will have new reading material awaiting them, much like students returning to school — only this book will detail a case for impeaching President Barack Obama.

”Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office” is a new book coauthored by journalist and WABC radio host Aaron Klein and blogger Brenda Elliott, and they, along with some members of Congress, are trying to make sure that every member has an opportunity to read the book — even going so far as hand delivering them.

“We plan to be working with a member of Congress who likes the book and has agreed to allow his/her office to serve as a conduit distribution source,” Klein told POLITICO in an email. “[The] publishing firm will be physically bringing the books in as soon as Congress returns and we provide the labor to take them from office to office — hand-delivering them to aides and members.”

Klein declined to name those members of Congress with whom he’ll work to distribute the book, but did say that the idea is growing both inside and out of Congress.

Just last week Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) suggested at a town hall meeting that the House had enough votes to impeach Obama. The idea caught on when, this past Monday, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) told constituents at yet another town hall meeting that it would be a “dream come true” if he could write and submit the bill to impeach Obama. On Wednesday, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said that Obama was “getting perilously close” to the Constitutional standard for impeachment, according to Tulsa World.

“We are seeing the impeachment effort snowball more and more every week. It’s possible the comments from Reps. Bentivolio and Farenthold represent the opening of a wider movement, both inside Congress and outside,” Klein said.

Read More: Politico