He tried afterward to reel it back in, but possible impeachment is exactly what Newt Gingirch was talking about concerning President Obama’s decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court,
Here’s what he told Newsmax.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law eventually could lead to a constitutional crisis, as he has directly violated his constitutional duties by arbitrarily suspending a law.
Gingrich even suggested that, if a “President Sarah Palin” had taken a similar action, there would have been immediate calls for her impeachment. Asked directly whether President Obama could be subject to articles of impeachment, Gingrich said, “I think that’s something you get to much later. But I think clearly it is a dereliction of duty. Clearly it’s a violation of his constitutional oath. Clearly it is not something that can be allowed to stand.”
Some Gingrich flack then tried to say he didn’t say what he said.
A Gingrich spokesman stressed after the interview that we are not currently in a constitutional crisis, nor was Gingrich calling for the direct impeachment of the president. His statements were meant to illustrate the hypocrisy of the left and the mainstream media.
Gingrich has always been a loose cannon, if a highly intelligent one. If he wants to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, he needs to stop aiming the cannon at his foot.