The Constitution sets pretty specific grounds for impeachment – “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors,” where treason is defined as “adhering to (America’s) Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, a former Delta Force commander, believes President Obama is doing just that, letting terrorists flow across our borders and “refusing to obey the law” in giving them aid and comfort.
Boykin was responding to recent reports that ISIS cells had been established just south of the Texas border, the same area where agents are being ordered by the Obama administration to release illegals without giving them a “notice to appear” before a judge.
“The fundamental responsibility of the president is to protect America in this instance. We know there are more than just immigrant day-laborers coming across that border. There are terrorists coming across that border, as well as drug dealers and people who are involved in criminal activity,” Boykin said, according to the Daily Caller. The general went on to add:
When the president refuses to obey the law, and does so in a way that we are inviting people who are here to do us harm, I don’t think there’s any question that it is unconstitutional, it is dangerous, and the American people will pay the price for this.
I believe, that this is where the Congress should intervene. If we go back to the concept of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ I think they can make a very strong case that this president is impeachable.
Boykin is just the latest in a parade of military leaders to criticize Obama’s handling of national security. In January, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the president’s national security advisers “totally naïve.” More recently, two of the remaining three men to serve as head of the Defense Department under Obama have delivered equally scathing reviews of his performance as commander in chief.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession