On Monday, June 30th, Congressman Mick Mulvaney from South Carolina’s 5th district held a town hall meeting. Rep. Mulvaney took the time to explain what was happening in Washington D.C. and to answer questions from constituents. As might be expected, many of the questions centered on why President Obama has yet to be impeached. The Congressman spoke candidly to constituents about the steps necessary to produce articles of impeachment.
The Republican Congressman explained that although the GOP held the majority in the House, they were not in a position to control the actions of the democratically controlled Senate. He further detailed how among the 230 plus GOP member majority in the House, he estimated only 80-85 to be true conservatives. Which means the majority of Republicans in the House lack the courage to take such a huge political risk by introducing articles of impeachment.
However, Rep. Mulvaney passed on some earth shaking information that has the potential to finally bring not only articles of impeachment but an eventual conviction in the Senate. As Mulvaney explained that impeachment must come because of some felony action by the President and not merely from a political move or minor infraction, he opened the door to how such a felony may soon present itself.
Recently, both Democrats and Republicans were outraged by the President’s decision to ignore the law on the prisoner exchange for Bergdahl. According to the law, the President was required to notify Congress before such action could be taken and he did not. However, the law allows the President to act without Congressional knowledge in cases of emergency. So, not surprisingly the President claimed the Bergdahl trade had been conducted out of an urgent emergency which gave him the legal permission to act.
According to Congressman Mulvaney, there is believed to be an email from officials inside the White House exclaiming, “The VA scandal is killing us and we need to move on the Bergdahl trade without going through Congress.” If this email exist and can be brought forward as evidence it will certainly eliminate the President’s claim that he acted in the event of an emergency. Given the bi-partisan furor which ensued after he took such unilateral action, it seems clear that this would be the best path for impeachment.
Mulvaney also shared his views on why the federal government has purchased so much ammunition in recent months. He explained that after researching the subject for over a year he had concluded that it was being done in an effort to drive up the price of ammunition. He also explained that the lead needed to produce the bullets was now being purchased from China as the last source in the United States had recently closed its doors.
It should give Americans no comfort to know that we are dependent on China for the money to purchase weapons and now for the materials to make them. If there exist evidence that can put a stop to the rampant incompetence in this administration, it could not be uncovered soon enough.