If President Palin did any of the actions that President Barack Obama has done so far, she’d be called to impeachment, starting by the mainstream media and swiftly taken to task in DC. First Rush, now Gingrich?
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Friday, former House SpeakerNewt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law eventually could lead to a constitutional crisis, as he has directly violated his constitutional duties by arbitrarily suspending a law.
Gingrich even suggested that, if a “President Sarah Palin” had taken a similar action, there would have been immediate calls for her impeachment. Asked directly whether President Obama could be subject to articles of impeachment, Gingrich said, “Clearly it is a dereliction of duty and a violation of his constitutional oath and is something that cannot be allowed to stand.”
Newt Gingrich backpedaled faster than a scolded cat and said that he wasn’t calling for his impeachment straight-up. He was just showing how things do apply to Republicans.
Obama Attorney GeneralEric Holder said on Wednesday that the administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, which has banned recognition of same-sex marriage for 15 years. President Clinton signed the act into law in 1996.
Gingrich slammed Obama for his decision, telling Newsmax that he is not a “one-person Supreme Court” and his decision sets a “very dangerous precedent” that must not be allowed to stand.
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