The release of Bowe Bergdahl was supposed to be Obama’s salvation from the swirling pool of scandals that he couldn’t swim out of. Instead, he’s found himself sinking a little bit further, as now Republican lawmakers are considering impeaching Obama for breaking a law that he signed himself.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for President Obama’s impeachment if he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval.
Republicans worry Obama may try to shut down the prison camp unilaterally after congressional opposition has repeatedly stymied efforts to pass legislation to close it.
“It’s going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash,” Graham said. “There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.”
Why are they waiting for him to release more prisoners? Obama has already broken the law, a law that he enacted — if they let him get away with it, that will send the very disturbing message that presidents can break the law with literally no consequences.
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