GOP congressman warns of impeachment if Obama does an end run on Congress and invokes 14th Amendment to raise debt ceiling

Back when the Founding Fathers were writing the Constitution, they didn’t do it on laptops because they couldn’t recharge the batteries since Ben Franklin kept lightning-striking out trying to invent electricity.

So they used quill pens to script our nation’s most sacred document.

By the way, the Founding Fathers had nothing to do with the 14th Amendment, which didn’t get penned (again sans laptops) until Reconstruction after the Civil War.

And the Founding Fathers never engaged in Twitter town halls. You can look it up in all the history books.

But President Obama does and he had another one today. And wouldn’t you know it, the subject of the Constitution came up. And it wasn’t because we just celebrated July 4th and everybody was in a red, white and blue mood.

When Obama was asked whether he would consider invoking the 14th Amendment to pay government obligations if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling. he didn’t rule out such an option. Because that would be a nuclear option. Instead, Obama insisted that the situation should not get to a place where such drastic measures would be needed.

Obama didn’t address what he might do if Congress failed to raise the debt ceiling, leaving open the door for unilateral executive action.

Republicans in Congress have pushed back against the notion that Obama could invoke the Constitution to break the impasse.
Then there is Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). This dude is a bit over the top. Then again, he’s from South Carolina so I’m pretty certain he’s not a member of Mensa.
This genius became the first member of Congress to threaten impeachment over the issue.
Of course, none of this is making Thomas Jefferson roll over in his grave. He didn’t sign the Constitution. I’m not making that up.

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