Arizona senator floats notion of impeaching Obama over immigration policies

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (above), the Arizona Republican, has never been known as the sharpest knife in the drawer.

When something Kyl said on the Senate floor a few years was shown to blatantly inaccurate, his spokesman said the senator’s remark “was not intended to be a factual statement.”

Kyl has also blamed Barack Obama for the defeat of then-President George W. Bush’s immigration-reform legislation in 2007. In truth, Obama voted in favor of the measure while Kyl joined a Republican filibuster that killed it.

And now Kyl, apparently embittered by yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling against his state’s immigration law, is TALKING about the possibility of impeaching Obama over his immigration policies:

Meanwhile, a Republican congressional candidate in Minnesota is OUTRIGHT PROMISING to push for Obama’s impeachment.

Yes, the once proud Grand Old Party of American politics has become a nest of extremists.



  1. I guess sun stroke is pretty common in Arizona.

  2. Dan F.

    I routinely refer people to this blog for dazzling examples of flawed logic. Now I can refer them here for dazzling examples of flawed commentary.

    What Kyl said (courtesy of the link you provided): “Now if it’s bad enough and if shenanigans involved in it, then of course impeachment is always a possibility. But I don’t think at this point anybody is talking about that.”

    And if you’re going to ridicule Kyl for using the I-word, you need to remember a few things from recent history. From Wikipedia: “During the presidency of George W. Bush, several American politicians sought to either investigate Bush for allegedly impeachable offenses, or to bring actual impeachment charges on the floor of the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. The most significant of these efforts occurred on June 10, 2008, when Congressman Dennis Kucinich, along with co-sponsor Robert Wexler, introduced 35 articles of impeachment against Bush to the U.S. House of Representatives. The House voted 251 to 166 to refer the impeachment resolution to the Judiciary Committee on July 25, where no further action was taken on it. Bush’s presidency ended on January 20, 2009, with the completion of his second term in office, rendering impeachment efforts moot.”

    And now I read that Jimmy Carter believes that Obama has violated 10 of 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Kucinich still has a few months in office left if he wants to start impeachment proceedings against Obama.

    Honestly, Pat… are you secretly on the payroll of the Obama campaign? (If so, they should demand a refund.)

    And Steverino… I think sun stroke must be common in Northern Illinois as well.

  3. Dan F: Kyl says “impeachment is always a possibility. But I don’t think at this point anybody is talking about that.”

    But he’s talking about it. So are certain other wingnuts in Congress.

    And I’ll bet you’d be all for it, wouldn’t you, Danny boy? As you’ve made clear on previous occasions, you love those right-wingers who hate you for your homosexuality. How weird is that?

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