Says Obama would face impeachment articles if Syrian strikes occur without congressional approval
Sept. 19, 2013
Yesterday, North Carolina Republican Walter Jones joined Alex to discuss the mass awakening taking place in the halls of Congress, where each day more lawmakers are realizing they may have to file articles of impeachment against Obama.
Jones said he is still willing to file for Obama’s impeachment “for bypassing the Constitution and bypassing Congress to bomb another country,” but that in the short term Russia has helped stall the president from waging another unnecessary, unaffordable war.
He also said that a strike on Syria without Congressional approval would cause both parties to file articles of impeachment against Obama.
“There are many in both parties… that are very concerned that as this moves forward that we might wake up one day and we’ve been dropping missiles in Syria,” the Rep. stated, adding that because of the Syrian opposition’s known-affiliations with Al-Qaeda linked terror groups, that we may be aiding the wrong people.
If the U.S. were to move forward with a strike on Syria without Congress’s approval, as Secretary of State John Kerry said would happen, Jones says Obama would face multiple articles of impeachment from both sides.
Jones was proud to reveal that, of the over 500 phone calls and over 1,000 emails he received from constituents, 95 percent said no to military action in Syria.
According to Jones, many members of Congress are also “sick and tired of America thinking we can borrow money from foreign governments.”
“There’s got to be some sanity to these foreign policies of any administration and particularly this one now,” Jones stated, explaining that the United States, in its current fiscal insolvency, cannot afford to be the police of the world. “We can’t pay our own bills, we can’t police our own borders,” he said.
“I mean, look at [Afghan President Hamid] Karzai. His family is in the drug business and we’re sending him roughly six to seven billion dollars a month to prop him up? And here we’re going to have a vote tomorrow to cut food stamps for the American people, particularly those who need it? I know there’s abuse in a lot of federal programs but there’s no abuse in funding Karzai, and he’s a crook.”
“We are a debtor nation. We cannot even pay our bills without raising the debt ceiling of America so we can borrow money to pay last year’s bills. This whole place up here is out of control and when you come to foreign policy, as Ron Paul would say, let’s wake up, let’s rebuild America and the hell with the rest of the world.”
Jones also slammed Obamacare, saying it is one of the worst pieces of legislation he’s seen since the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind. “I can tell you Obamacare, in my opinion, would just bankrupt America.”
Of the Navy Yard shooting and the subsequent attacks on the Second Amendment Jones held the level-headed approach that “If a person is going to commit mayhem, they will get whatever they need. I hate to say that but it is true. You cannot punish the law-abiding citizen who is following his constitutional rights, because it is not going to stop those who want to commit crime.”