Yesterday Rep. Steve “Calves like Cantaloupes” King (R-Iowa) joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday to beg President Barack Obama not to force the GOP-led house to launch impeachment procedures. Or, as King prefers to call it, the “i-word.”
As usual, King’s bizarre rantings have no basis in reality. Our president has every legal right to issue executive orders to stop deportation of refugee children. In fact, that crusty old orange hypocrite, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh, crap), actually demanded that Obama do so (while simultaneously suing him for executive overreach).
The only thing Republican’ts hate more than Obama is anything that actually helps people — either at home, abroad, or on our borders. And they really hate it when the president finds ways to get around them.
King told Wallace:
“None of us want to do the thing that’s left for us as an alternative. But if the president has decided that he’s simple not going to enforce any immigration law or at least not against anybody except the felons — which essentially he has done already, this is a broader group of people — I think Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution, and that includes that i-word that we don’t want to say.“
If they don’t ‘want to say’ it, why to they keep saying it? If we had a unicorn for every time Republicans say the word “impeach” or some variation thereof, we’d be drowning in sparkly rainbow poop.
And here’s where King disingenuously begs Obama not to ‘put America into a constitutional crisis.’
“And I only say that now because I want to encourage the president, ‘Please don’t put America into a constitutional crisis. Please don’t do that. There’s too much at stake in this country to be decided that you can take over the Constitution and write it at will.'”
Afterwards, Wallace asked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) how the GOP’s treatment of Obama differs from the Democrats’ treatment of George W. Bush, and Jeffries replied that then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had never actually put impeachment on the table. But he neglected to mention that the Bush administration’s appalling war crimes actually would have merited impeachment.
Here’s the video: