Impeachment Preview? Congressman Moves to Define ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’

Ted Yoho

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](BREITBART) In an effort to draw a line in the sand against further executive actions by President Barack Obama, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) is preparing to introduce a resolution defining the House of Representative’s understanding of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution’s standard for bringing impeachment proceedings.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]“We are laying a red line. This is the Rubicon. They are forewarned: do not cross this line,” Yoho said in an interview.

The bill’s introduction is the most aggressive move toward impeachment by any House Republican. The tactic, while constitutional, has generally been shunned as counterproductive by the GOP even as outrage has grown over President Obama’s use of executive authority.

The resolution, which cites the Federalist Papers in its “findings” section, lists “failing to take care that the laws be faithfully executed through signing statements or systematic policies of non-enforcement” and “substituting executive agreements for treaties” as two of eleven potential high crimes and misdemeanors the House would be declaring “impeachable.”

Other impeachable offenses would include initiating war without congressional authorization, spending funds in defiance of appropriations laws, and refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents of testimony “issued for a legitimate legislative purpose.”

Yoho, whose bill opposing executive amnesty passed the House in December, said he is constantly asked by constituents what he is doing to “stand up and hold this president accountable because he’s trampling on the Constitution.”

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