Newt Gingrich Talks Impeachment of Obama
"Congress has every responsibility to demand President Obama live up to his constitutional obligations, but impeachment is clearly not an appropriate action."
Newt Gingrich, on Obama's order to the Justice Department not fight to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
Newt really wants attention. government attorneys on the local, state and federal levels make decisions all the time on not taking cases. If Gingrich was honest about his statement then he would wholeheartedly support Attorney General Eric Holder investigating the Bush administration over torture.
Yet, we hear nothing from Gingrich on waterboarding. Apparently, Filegate was a bigger constitutional crisis then torture. Newt isn't sure.
VAN SUSTEREN: But you said a minute ago that it was torture, waterboarding…
GINGRICH: No, I said it’s not something we should do.
VAN SUSTEREN: OK. Is it torture or not?
GINGRICH: I — I — I think it’s — I can’t tell you.
VAN SUSTEREN: Does it violate the Geneva Convention?
GINGRICH: I honestly don’t know.
Newt on Filegate.
"When you have an agency (the F.B.I.) that turns 900 personnel files over to people like [ex-White House security chief) Craig Livingstone and doesn't protect those files ... it's very hard to justify giving that agency more power," Gingrich said on Fox News Sunday.
President Obama made it clear that the Defense of Marriage Act is still law and will be enforced. What Obama won't do is argue the legality of DOMA. Obama finally came to the conclusion that DOMA violates the equal protection clause of the 14 amendment.
These days Gingrich is talking about a government shutdown and impeachment of a sitting president. I don't remember those brilliant ideas working out well for former Speaker Gingrich.