Saying he and his constituents are tired of presidents violating the Constitution to achieve their political goals, a Florida congressman is bringing forth legislation to define “high crimes and misdemeanors” and what actions ought to trigger impeachment proceedings against a president.
“Every time we go back to the district and even before I ran, people said, ‘The three branches of government are out of balance. When is Congress going to stand up and have some accountability and rein in the power of the executive branch?’” said Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
The congressman said the thirst for power in the executive branch is a longstanding problem that’s only getting worse.
“The executive branch has been growing stronger and stronger over the past two or three decades, but this administration with President Obama seems to be on steroids,” said Yoho, who argued that enough is enough.
“I think the last straw was on Nov. 20 with the executive order on amnesty overreach of the president,” Yoho said. “Over 30 times in a six-year period of time, he said he did not have the authority to change the law on immigration, yet he went ahead and did.”
Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.: