If President Obama unilaterally raises the nation’s debt ceiling without the consent of Congress, it would be an “impeachable act,” Congressman Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told his constituents.
(Incidentally, I said the same thing in this space two days ago.)
This president is looking to usurp congressional oversight to find a way to get it done without us. My position is that is an impeachable act from my perspective. There’s lots of things people say, ‘Are you going to impeach the president over that?’ – No. But this? This is catastrophic. This jeopardizes the credibility of our nation if one man can usurp the entire system set up by our Founding Fathers over something this significant.
The congressman seemed to suggest a constitutional crisis was in the offing.
“I think we’ll find ourselves in the biggest war of all time if he does that or if he even tries to do that … there will be a revolt among the American people …”
To community organizers like President Obama the Constitution is an agglomeration of technicalities that needs to be overcome in order to achieve so-called social justice.