I was delighted that Victoria Advocate reporter Melissa Crowe wrote a front page story about the Luling town hall meeting where Representative Blake Farenthold was asked about the possibility of impeaching President Obama. You can read that article here.
Representative Farenthold’s answer to his constituent, who asked the silly question about impeachment, has been discussed by the pundits nationally and has been published by Politico and the Washington Post. The media loves right wing crazy. The congressman had a chance to deliver a teachable moment but instead chose to say that the video of the town-hall meeting was very misleading. The representative is obviously no John McCain nor former Governor Mike Castle or for that matter any other prominent Republicans, who don’t lower themselves to the fringe element in their party just to win an election.
Megan Cronin, communications director for Representative Farenthold said the congressman was speaking hypothetically because he did not discuss specific charges when he said that there were enough votes in the House of Representatives to bring up charges of impeachment. I seriously doubt that Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, or representatives Paul Ryan and Tom Cole would join in that effort, and they hold more clout than Farenthold. Congressman Farenthold should thank his lucky stars that he’s a Republican because if he were a Democrat, Nancy Pelosi would have torn him a new one for talking out of place.
We are in the fifth year of President Obama’s presidency and if Representative Farenthold still questions the president’s eligibility, then he should say so and not blame it on the last Congress. Put the issue to rest with a public statement.
I’m glad that Victoria County Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Bernal called out the Farenthold’s actions by calling them insulting.
It’s not about a lesson to America. It's about the importance of impeaching a president for high crimes and misdemeanors. He should have told his constituent that you don’t overturn an election because you don’t like the results. You handle any grievances that you have at the ballot box.
Neither party can win a general election without the votes of the independents. Independents have never voted with the extremist.