House Republicans showing just how mean-spirited they can be. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) threatened to file articles of impeachment against President Obama if he uses executive order to try to reduce gun violence. This is after two mothers spoke at a press conference about their loss as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre and were emphatic in their position that something must be done to curb gun violence and have formed a new initiative, The Sandy Hook Promise, to that end.
“The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic,” Stockman said in a statement. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.” Source: Talking Points Memo
Is this idiot for real? I wonder if he would take the same position if one of his kids or even a relative was gunned down as those 2o kids and six adults in Newtown. For the 2012 election cycle, the National Rifle Association doled out $719,596 to federal candidates, according to Open Secrets. It’s interesting to note Steve Stockman “sponsored a bill eliminating background checks, waiting periods, and registration for firearms.” He was endorsed by Gun Owners of America, the National Rifle Association and the Texas Rifle Association. Um, guess who’s in the NRA’s back pocket? There’s more about Steve Stockman on his website — he “sponsored a constitutional amendment to prevent citizenship and benefits to anchor babies of illegal aliens.” He also ”sponsored a bill declaring English the official language of the United States.”