Biden: Impeach President for Unauthorized Attack

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bidenVice President Joe Biden has a very clear idea of what should happen to a president who orders U.S. military forces to launch an attack on a foreign country without congressional authorization: impeachment.

With some voices saying President Barack Obama should face impeachment for attacking Moammar Gadhafi’s forces in Libya, a videotape has surfaced from the 2007 campaign trail showing Biden threatening to impeach President George W. Bush if he attacked Iran without the approval of Congress.

“I have written an extensive legal memorandum with the help of a group of legal scholars who are sort of a stable of people, the best-known constitutional scholars in America, because for 17 years I was chairman of the Judiciary Committee,” Biden said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on “Hardball.”

“I asked them to put together [for] me a draft, which I’m now literally riding between towns editing, that I want to make clear and submit to the United States Senate pointing out the president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran.

“And I want to make it clear, I want it on the record … if he does, as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and former chair of the Judiciary Committee, I will move to impeach him.”

He went on to say: “I think the best deterrent is for the president to know, even at the end of his term, we would move and move to follow through with that so his legacy would be marred for all time if he acted in what was clearly, clearly an impeachable offense.

“In the absence of that, what happens is, and you’re going to think I’m joking about this – I’m not. If you’re going to impeach George Bush you better impeach Cheney first. Not a joke.”

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10 COMMENTS

  1. IF OUR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT ARE AT ODDS AND DISAGREEING, WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE US?! WOE IS TO AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Two concepts:

    1) Middos k’neged Middos

    2) Don’t believe for a second – all you criminals out there – that the internet wont eventually “out” you – Just ask Shalom!

  3. #2:

    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were at odds with each other. America survived.

    P.S. So Lyndon Johnson should have been impeached, Joey?

    It is a Constitutional exercise of a President’s war powers. I disagree with Obama’s decision, but I support the constitutionality of the strike. And I’m a rightist Republican. (Yes, Bush should’ve fried Iran.)

  4. Once again, Matzav publishes a misleading headline to grab attention. Don’t think it’s misleading? Just look at comment #2. Matzav, please grow up. And remember: mid’var sheker tirchak is a mitzvah d’oraisah.

  5. If he believes what he said beck in 07, by all means he should follow through now. Those words will come back to haunt him.

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