Thursday, April 7, 2011
Bruce Fein, a prominent constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian has drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama over his attack of Libya, throwing down a legal gauntlet that could be picked up by Congressional Republicans.
Bruce Fein, a former Reagan administration official and chairman of American Freedom Agenda writes in his 15-page argument that Obama’s course in Libya:
“Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”
Fein, who worked on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and also called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, comes as some Republicans on the Hill, led by Sen. Rand Paul, object vociferously to Obama’s decision to strike targets in Libya without Congressional authorization.
“He’s been more bold than any other president,” said Fein, who said Obama has failed to secure congressional approval for his military action in a much more brazen way than previous administrations.
“If he can wipe out the war powers authorization, why can’t he wipe out Congress’s authority to spend?” asked Fein. ” If we’re going to be a government of laws, and not descend into empire, this is Caesar crossing the Rubicon.”
Fein said a number of Congressional offices have expressed interest in his proposal.