Chad’s Morning Brief: Boehner Says No to Impeachment, Jodey Arrington Makes it Official, and Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of July 10, 2014. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
No to Impeachment
According to the Washington Post, House Speaker John Boehner won't be going down the road of impeachment.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) disagrees with Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama.
Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of Obama, writing in an op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' "
"I disagree," Boehner said when asked by reporters Wednesday morning. When a reporter pointed out that some House Republicans also are calling for impeachment, Boehner said again: "I disagree."
Boehner's comments came after Palin said Tuesday night on Fox News that the speaker's planned lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive power is a weak maneuver. "You don't bring a lawsuit to a gunfight," she said. "There's no place for lawyers on the front lines."
Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. As The Post's Aaron Blake has noted, others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), Michael Burgess (R-Tex.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), former congressmen Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) and Allen West (R-Fla.), and the South Dakota Republican Party. Not everyone explicitly called for Obama's impeachment, but they have suggested that it should be considered.
Not surprising and it is understandable as well. As Erick Erickson points out on RedState, the votes just aren't there to impeach the President. If Boehner were to push for impeachment, Republicans would likely lose support going into November and 2016. Should the President be impeached? I believe there is enough there, but politically it's just not going to happen.
Arrington to Challenge Perry
Former adviser to President George W. Bush and Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington made it official yesterday that he is running for the Texas Senate seat recently vacated by Robert Duncan.
In a press release Arrington laid out some goals.
Jodey has said that as State Senator he is committed to fighting for “our families, our values, and our future.”
At the state level, his immediate priority is to secure the border, which he calls “an unprecedented security and humanitarian crisis with a significant cost to Texas taxpayers.” He will also work to defend the 2nd amendment and pro-‐life values, and protect private property owner and state’s rights.
At the local level, Jodey’s top priority is to secure the future water needs of the region. He will also fight to ensure continued economic growth and prosperity for West Texas by keeping taxes low, maintaining afair and predictable regulatory environment, creating jobs, and improving public and higher education at ALL universities and community colleges in the district.
To help guide his decisions as State Senator, Jodey has said he will follow two guiding principles –1) is this consistent with the conservative values I grew up with in West Texas and 2) is this what’s best for ALL citizens of District 28?
Arrington won't be the only one to challenge State Representative Charles Perry for the District 28 seat. While Perry will be the favorite in the race, Arrington will be tough competition and will be well financed.
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