Someone has finally been moved to action by Barack Obama’s increasingly lawless administration. Bruce Fein,a former high-ranking official in the Reagan Justice Department who wrote the first article of impeachment against Bill Clinton,has drawn up formal articles of impeachment against the president. Fein explained the final straw was Obama’s unwise,unauthorized,and unconstitutional military action against 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,” he said.
The Founding Fathers required the president to seek a Congressional declaration of war before engaging in armed hostilities,with the possible exception of repelling a sudden invasion or a limited military response. The last two Democratic presidents have taken the armed forces into combat without any legislative authorization,Bill Clinton in Kosovo and Obama in Libya. Fein states this usurpation of Congressional authority should concern our elected officials,and lovers of liberty everywhere.
Fein is a recognized legal scholar whose work could be adopted without change as the legal basis for impeachment.
Ben Smith at Politico reports,“Fein said a number of Congressional offices have expressed interest”….