On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, Stu welcomed bestselling author Andy McCarthy to discuss his new book Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment. The timing of McCarthy’s book release is particularly apropos given President Obama’s handling of the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
As McCarthy explained, when dealing with an administration like the current one, “the writer has to stop writing at some point.” Given President Obama’s track record, it was “inevitable” that some instance of lawlessness wouldn’t make into the book, but McCarthy was ready to discuss the release of Bergdahl and the case that can be made for impeachment.
The founders offered the mechanism of impeachment recognizing that there could be times in which such an extreme measure is necessary. They also recognized, however, that the process needed to be safeguarded against potential partisan politics.
Of everything that has happened in the last five and half years, McCarthy does not believe President Obama’s failure to provide Congress 30 days notice before releasing the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners is the most egregious offense. He does believe there is a “straightforward” legal case to be made against the President for several instances of lawlessness that have occurred.
Ultimately, as McCarthy explained, you can 1,000 provable impeachable offenses but because of the ways the founders designed the process, without strong public will, impeachment arguments are essential non-starters.