We really have come to the bitter end of things as far as American conservatism is concerned. Gone are the days of at least pretending to not be stupid. Now, the stupidest people are the “experts,” and one so-called expert has released the most ridiculous plan to defeat Hillary that you’ve ever heard.
Andrew McCarthy is his name, and Constitutional expertise is NOT his game, as you’ll soon see. McCarthy penned an opinion piece recently where he explains his brilliant plan that Republicans should impeach Hillary BEFORE she’s elected.
Yes, you read that right. Before she’s actually the president, he wants her to be impeached, simply to make sure she doesn’t ever become president.
McCarthy SWEARS that this is all possible to do. He says so in his piece on the National Review:
For months, I have been arguing that Hillary Clinton should be impeached. It is all well and good to prosecute a former government official for any crimes she has committed. Indeed, the Constitution expressly provides for criminal prosecution in addition to impeachment.
No… no… no… That isn’t how this works at all. Since he wants to cite the Constitution so much, lets refer to it, shall we?
The Constitution grants the House the power to impeach “The President, the Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States.
I know this may come as a surprise to many, but Hillary is not a president, vice president, or civil officer of the United States. She isn’t elected to anything right now. You can’t use a function of the Constitution specifically engineered for use against currently elected officials to go after private U.S. citizens.
Yeah, I know Hillary was Sec. of State. The point is she currently is not Sec. of State. Impeachment is a means to force an elected official from office, and IF you force them out, a second vote can be held to prevent them from holding office again in the jurisdiction from which they were removed. Since Hillary isn’t actually in any office, it’s impossible to eject her from one and as such no second vote can be held since she was not ejected from anything.
It’s quite literally the stupidest, most ass-backwards circle-jerk of a re-interpretation of the Constitution that has been put forth by a conservative in years. 5 minutes of uninterrupted time on Wikipedia would have informed this joker that his entire theory was as bogus as pizza delivery unicorns (which really aren’t such a bad idea).
Just think; we have 2 more months of this crap, and when she wins it’s only going to get stupider for another 8 years.
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