Guns from U.S. sting found at Mexican crime scenes

Guns from U.S. sting found at Mexican crime scenes

(Reuters) – At least 122 firearms from a botched U.S. undercover operation have been found at crime scenes in Mexico or intercepted en route to drug cartels there, a Republican congressional report issued on Tuesday said.

Mexican authorities found AK-47 assault rifles, powerful .50 caliber rifles and other weapons as early as November 2009 that were later linked to the U.S. sting operation to trace weapons crossing the border to Mexico, the report said.

Guns from the program, dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious,” were also found at the scene of the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the border state of Arizona last December. It is unclear if they were the weapons responsible for his death.

U.S. authorities set up the undercover operation in 2009 to try to track guns bought in Phoenix on behalf of Mexican drug cartels, but many of the weapons were never traced after they left the hands of the initial buyer.

Full Story Here:
Guns from U.S. sting found at Mexican crime scenes

I hear the cries of many highly frustrated Americans as they demand that Barack Hussein Obama be impeached for this Fast and Furious debacle.

To impeach Obama would only be the beginning of the process. Somehow I am believing that many people don’t fully understand the definition of the word impeach and impeachment.

Impeach — verb (used with object)

1. to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.

2. Chiefly Law. To challenge the credibility of: to impeach a witness.

3. To bring an accusation against.

Technically, Conservative bloggers and writers all over the USA impeach Obama on a regular basis. I am one of those bloggers. We make accusations against the President.

Some seem to be confused about the word impeach, some seem to believe that the act of impeachment is what removes an elected official from office.

That is not the way it works.

Impeachment, the act of impeaching the President, is initiated in the House of Representatives where charges are brought against the POTUS.

The House Judiciary Committee decides whether or not to proceed with impeachment.

If they do decide an impeachment is in order the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee will propose a Resolution calling for the Judiciary Committee to begin a formal inquiry into the issue of impeachment.

Based on their inquiry, the Judiciary Committee will send another Resolution to the full House stating that impeachment is warranted and why (the Articles of Impeachment), or that impeachment is not called for.

The Full House (probably operating under special floor rules set by the House Rules Committee) will debate and vote on each Article of Impeachment.

Should any one of the Articles of Impeachment be approved by a simple majority vote, the President will be “impeached.” However, being impeached is sort of like being indicted of a crime. There still has to be a trial, which is where the US Senate comes in.

In the Senate

The Articles of Impeachment are received from the House.

The Senate formulates rules and procedures for holding a trial.

A trial will be held. The President will be represented by his lawyers. A select group of House members will serve as “prosecutors.” The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (currently John G. Roberts) will preside with all 100 Senators acting as the jury.

The Senate will meet in private session to debate a verdict.

The Senate, in open session, will vote on a verdict. A 2/3 vote of the Senate will result in a conviction.
The Senate will vote to remove the President from office.

The Senate may also vote (by a simple majority) to prohibit the President from holding any public office in the future.

Impeachable Offenses

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” In his report, Independent Counsel, Starr accuses President Clinton of committing eleven acts for which he could be removed from office by impeachment.

Are any of those acts “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors?”

Well, that’s up to the members of the House of Representatives. According to Constitutional Lawyers, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” are

(1) real criminality — breaking a law;

(2) abuses of power;

(3) “violation of public trust” as defined by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers.

In 1970, then Representative Gerald R. Ford defined impeachable offenses as “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.” An excellent definition, Mr. Former President. In the past, Congress has issued Articles of Impeachment for acts in three general categories:

Exceeding the constitutional bounds of the powers of the office.

Behavior grossly incompatible with the proper function and purpose of the office.

Employing the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.

Full Article Here:
The Process of Impeachment of the President of the United States

And there you have it, the process required to remove a sitting President, STARTING with his IMPEACHMENT.

After looking over the list of impeachable offenses I have to wonder; why in the HELL hasn’t Congress already brought Obama up on charges? Then I remind myself, the GOP has control of the House but there are quite a few RINOs in Congress that would back Obama and claim it was because they wanted to insure the continued stability of America.

Then I think about the Democratic controlled Senate and it galls me to know, Obama could commit acts of high crimes and treason, murder, dope deals, God only knows what other vile acts, and the Democratic Senate wouldn’t have the BALLS to impeach Obama and remove his EVIL administration from power.

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7 Responses to Guns from U.S. sting found at Mexican crime scenes

  1. extex_cop says:

    Thanks for this lesson on ‘Impeachment’. I knew some of it but not all…in fact not enough to really know what took place and when.

    Now…if a President is Impeached and removed from office…does he still get paid and have all the benifits from the Secret Service? Also once he is NOT the president any longer…can he be taken to Civil Courts and made to pay restitution to all those executives ( GM..and others ) he oustead or ran out of office?

    Hell…maybe even a ‘Class Action Lawsuit’ for all the harm he has done to all of us. I’ve never really hated anyone…but Mr Obama is getting there fast.

  2. TexasFred says:

    extex_cop — Other than loss of office if impeached, tried and found guilty, I have NO idea, and I can’t seem to find anything in a rudimentary search… Still looking…

  3. TexasFred says:

    The Presidents that are impeached forfeit all pension benefits! If they are impeached before noon on the last day of office they lose benifits! SOURCE

  4. Steve Dennis says:

    Yeah, impeachment really isn’t an option at this point, it may be possible to impeach him in the House, but the Senate will never convict him. I do think that Eric Holder should resign immediately and face criminal charges for his role in Gunrunner. And if in 2012 Obama holds on to win re-election but the Republicans win the Senate, then we can talk about impeachment.

  5. Bob Mack says:

    Hell, Clinton was guilty of perjury, and the Democrats lined up behind him like sailors at a short-time house. Neither Republicans or Democrats would impeach the first black president even if they found him standing over Boehner with a smoking gun in his fist.

  6. Yesterday, the WaPo ran a front-page story about Operation Fast and Furious. The article was nearly three pages in length.

    Of course, we in the blogosphere have known about this travesty of a sting operation for months! I knew, however, that the story wouldn’t gain traction until the msm picked up on it.

    I remember how the fall of Richard Nixon began — with a similar article in the WaPo. At first, the issue didn’t seem important, but, then, as the cover-up was revealed, all hell broke loose.

    I’m hoping that the same will happen to the Obama administration. We shall see.

  7. Impeachment was meant to be difficult. With a Democrat controlled Senate it is not going to happen. If there weren’t so many other pressing problems, the House could initiate the impeachment process to do nothing more than embarrass and possibly weaken the President. But now is not the time to play that kind of a game.
    Great post, Fred.

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