Louie Gohmert Thinks the President Can Be Impeached If U.S. Defaults on Debt

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Oh hey! It's our old friend, Congressperson Louie Gohmert, returning to the news to say ridiculous things! It's been a while, so his latest statement is right about on schedule.

The Huffington Post reports:

When asked whether he would allow the government to default on its debt, Gohmert projected the responsibility for such circumstances onto Obama.

“No,” he said, “that would be an impeachable offense by the president.”

For a civics lesson, shall we look at Article II, Section IV of the Constitution? Yes, let's:

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.

One probably can't construe the United States defaulting on its debt as a crime or misdemeanor by any one elected official in the first place, not to mention a high crime or misdemeanor. And besides, although defaulting on our debt may indeed be unconstitutional, that logic would blame Congress for the violation. After all, Congress created the debt ceiling.

Oh Louie Gohmert, never standing up for himself like a true adult and taking blame. Watch the video of his comments below.


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