November 6, 2014

If anyone was wondering how long it would take the pundits over at Faux "news" to start pushing for impeachment after the midterm elections over President Obama's promise to take executive action on deportations while the Congress continues to refuse to pass some sort of immigration reform, your wait is over.

From our friends at News Hounds: Fox’s Cavuto Prods Republican Senator-Elect Capito About Impeaching Obama:

Republican Shelley Moore Capito took a victory lap and curtain call on Fox News today after being elected West Virginia Senator last night. Host Neil Cavuto wasted little time asking her about the prospects for impeachment. [...]

Cavuto asked, “What do you make of what tone he’ll (President Obama) be exhibiting in the next two years?”

Capito seemed to lay blame on Sen. Harry Reid as well as the president (and none on the GOP). She said the gridlock was “particularly at the door of the United States Senate.” Capito said she believes Obama “wants to cooperate” with Republicans. “I’m hopeful that if we get these bills through the Senate, which I think we can, and get them to the President’s desk, he can make a decision and I think he’s going to surprise us.”

“Surprise you where?” Cavuto asked.

“I’d say Keystone Pipeline right off the bat. It’s a job creator, it’s a friendly country, it’s an energy policy,” Capito said.

According to the U.S. State Department, only 50 permanent jobs would be created, and only 35 of those would be full time. But Cavuto did not point that out.

Instead, Cavuto probed the subject of impeaching the president. He asked about Obama possibly issuing an executive order freezing deportations of undocumented immigrants - or “millions of illegals” as Cavuto put it – which he also said “many” Republicans would consider “an impeachable offense.” Cavuto added, “I know you’re just getting in, I don’t want to go through the details of this but if he does something like that, would that poison the well for you in terms of working with the President on immigration reform?”

Capito obviously did not want to go there She replied, “It definitely would have a negative effect.” But, she said, she wants to “find common ground without him going out on a limb with an executive order that would be extremely a hot button issue that would be very divisive.”

As Ellen noted, this is probably the "first of many chummy interviews for Capito on Fox News" and I imagine it's far from the last where we're seeing them call for impeachment over this immigration issue and god knows what else.


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