Subject: A message from Senator Tammy Baldwin
From: Senator Tammy Baldwin
Thank you for contacting regarding your support to impeach and remove President Obama from office.
Our nation's founders created a system of checks and balances, providing for congressional oversight as a fundamental part of ensuring co-equal branches of government. I took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution. I take that sacred pledge very seriously.
The president and vice president of the United States also take an oath of office, swearing to "...preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." This commitment and obligation is so fundamental to our democracy that our nation's founders proscribed that oath in our Constitution.
Article II, Section 4 of our Constitution clearly delineates that the removal of the president and vice president for, is for among other things, "high crimes and misdemeanors." Impeachment is the ultimate power that Congress has to prevent and punish abuse of power from the Executive and Judicial branches.
President Obama and Vice-President Biden in no way qualify for the strict provisions detailed in our Constitution for impeachment.
It is important that the integrity of our checks and balances remain in place through the careful use of the constitutional powers given to each branch of government. I do not believe in using the ultimate power that Congress has to check the Executive and Judicial Branches for partisan ends. Please be assured that I will continue to protect the constitutional prerogatives of Congress and guard against excess power from any branch.
United States Senator
:I took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution. I take that sacred pledge very seriously."One wonders which Constitution she is referring to. She has certainly voted for enough un-Constitutional legislation in her time in the House and as a senator.
"President Obama and Vice-President Biden in no way qualify for the strict provisions detailed in our Constitution for impeachment."Bowing down to foreign princes and kissing their hands?
Giving material aid in the form of tax money stolen from US citizens to our country's sworn enemies?
Intentionally violating the laws he himself signed?
Directly attacking the Bill of Rights - especially advocating direct violations of the Second Amendment?
Biden might not have done anything actionable - being an idiot and a tame parrot isn't a high crime or misdememanor..