Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of the president’s fiercest critics, says President Obama shouldn’t be impeached.
On Fox Business Network’s “Imus in the Morning” Thursday, McCain was asked to react to Sarah Palin’s call this week for Obama to be impeached.
“Well, I don’t agree and I remember going through an impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton,” he said. “There are not votes here in the United States Senate to impeach the president of the United States and I think that we should focus our attention on winning elections.
“We win this election and regain control of the United States Senate, we can be far more effective than an effort to impeach the president, which has no chance of succeeding.”
Host Don Imus pressed McCain even further and asked whether he would support impeaching him if it could succeed.
“No, but I mean, that’s just not in the realm of reality,” he said, adding that it would require 67 votes in the Senate.
McCain was pressed further and still stood by his position, though he said he agrees with critics who say Obama has overstepped his bounds.
“My answer is no, I think that by enacting a series of reforms, legislation, working with our colleagues in the house, we could have a far greater effect. But there’s no doubt in my mind that the president has abused his constitutional authority as president of the United States.”
Palin, McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, called for Obama to be impeached over the border crisis on Tuesday, sparking a fresh debate among conservatives.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) shot down calls for Obama’s impeachment on Wednesday, as did other hard-right Republicans.
On “Imus,” McCain criticized Obama for his remarks from Texas Wednesday regarding the humanitarian crisis on the US border. The Republican said he’s dealt with five other presidents, both Republicans and Democrats, who would have expressed a conciliatory strategy toward Congress.
“Instead he just chose to beat up on the Congress, and I don’t think that’s productive, to be honest with you,” said McCain.
Obama outlined the administration’s planned response to the influx of unaccompanied children if Congress approves the $3.7 billion package sent to Capitol Hill earlier this week. He also summarized a meeting he had with Texas Gov. Rick Perry about possible solutions to the crisis.
McCain was among a number of lawmakers — including some Democrats — who urged Obama to visit the border on his visit Wednesday. He said he should have at least paid border patrol a visit to thank them.
“Wouldn’t it be appropriate for the president to have at least stopped by and thank them for the hard work they’re doing?”The Hill
10 thoughts on “McCain: ‘No chance’ of Obama impeachment success”
“There are not votes here in the United States Senate to impeach the president of the United States and I think that we should focus our attention on winning elections.”
Shut it, McClown. Whoever your ‘jew’ masters say will ‘win’ the election, will win. Not like it’s a game of chance or anything.
Raise your hand if you are part of the problem… Mccain raise your hand ….Moron
Republicans can forget winning anything from now on…We will all be blue states shortly.
John McCain is so damn stupid that stupid people call him stupid.I think he is up for relection in NOV.All he is trying to find out is if the voters is as stupid as he is.I know a few people in Ariz but they relocated to Nev and now say it is all the same.Death if they do death if they don’t.They are reloading as fast as they can get spent casings.
“John McCain is so damn stupid that stupid people call him stupid.”
Yep, you hit the nail on the head, Tacoma. This guy is nuttier than the Joker. I can’t believe he’s not in a mental institution. He’s the very definition of insane. You look up the word “insane” in the dictionary and his face is plastered right next to it with a reference that says, “See also ‘Stupid'”.
It’s truly an insane world when a guy like McCain is still alive and talking.
““There are not votes here in the United States Senate to impeach the president of the United States and I think that we should focus our attention on winning elections……We win this election and regain control of the United States Senate, we can be far more effective than an effort to impeach the president, which has no chance of succeeding.””
Bahahahahaha!!!! OMG…This guy is absolutely beyond pathetic. This fruit loop is totally living in his own delusional world and is still playing politics while the country burns. He’s talking like all is normal in our government, that there is a government and that there will actually be another presidential election.
Can someone please squash this Toad-faced Zionist and get it over with?
The response from McCain about 7 years ago when legislation was passed to build a huge strong fence along our southern border….McCain said “we just won’t fund it”. Of course he won’t impeach O’bama for not enforcing immigration laws and flooding our country with illegals! That’s exactly what he wants!
McCain needs to be impeached as much as Obama.
Impeachment would only qualify his holding of the presidency.
He should not be impeached !
He should be arrested, tried, and executed when found guilty
of multiple felonies, which include major fraud.
Treason, Sedition, and aid and comfort to our enemies.
This is just for starters …..and this will suffice to get the ball rolling.
Where upon investigations would naturally become a drag net.
Which will implicate folks going back to the “boys” college days.
This should rip out by the roots many Communist Activists”.