New Florida Rep. Trey Radel Hints at Obama Impeachment Over Gun Control Executive Orders

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Rep. Trey Radel, the former improv actor and conservative radio host who won Connie Mack IV's seat in Southwest Florida, is not impressed with the executive order President Obama unveiled today concerning gun control. In fact, he's already hinting at impeachment.

Radel, in a video interview with the Shark Tank, said that nothing should be off the table when it comes to Republican's reactions to the measure. That includes impeachment.



"And to be bipartisan for a second, the thing that I would stress to Democrats and Republicans: Let's say you're a big fan of President Obama, and you support everything that he's doing and you don't mind these executive orders and you want an executive order to ban guns and take guns away, to raise the debt ceiling with unlimited amounts of spending or ignore laws," said Radel. "What I would say to Democrats who are friends with President Obama right now is, ask yourself, what are you going to do when a Republican gets in, and you may not agree with or like very much, and begins doing the same thing?"

Fellow Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas had earlier this week threatened to file articles of impeachment if Obama unveiled new gun control policies. Ed Meese, a former Attorney General in the Reagan administration, has also said that he believed Obama could risk impeachment if he overstepped the Second Amendment with his executive orders.

The Shark Tank doesn't indicate when Radel made the remarks, or if they were made before or after Obama's announcement.

Radel's argument against executive orders doesn't hold much historical water though.

According to an analysis, President Obama has so far issued the least amount of Executive Orders per days in office since President Grover Cleveland. By that measure he's issued less than both President George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. And, while it may have created a theoretical legal quagmire if he did indeed issue an unconstitutional executive order, it doesn't appear that any on the proposed list he issued today would directly conflict with the Second Amendment.

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Freedom
Freedom

He is more concern with the assualt weapon than balancing the budget. For god sake impeachements are expensive and we can not tolerate another 2 years of having a House Representative do no government business. We can not have more of the more!!! Finally things are improving even though  money is short mainly because of how the Congress has spent the money in the past 40ears. We can not keep up with leaders like this that take orders from the Tea Baggers and do not represent the people or understand our constitution..

Sketchy Politics
Sketchy Politics

Miami Dade County 2/3 Dem but seems 95% pro gun control ? Great to live here .

Sketchy Politics
Sketchy Politics

I guess it's better not to get invited to his table to eat.

Terence R Waldron
Terence R Waldron

They would impeach him for singing in the shower. Or, at least suggest it was a possibility.

Lourdes Diaz
Lourdes Diaz

Please ask Allen West how well his craziness worked out for him. Proceed, Congressman, proceed.

Clemente Morales
Clemente Morales

There was already an assault weapons ban from 1994-2004. This "new" one would just revisit it. If the NRA and its backers were so concerned with their rights, why didn't it get overturned with Bush? He had 3 years to do so and didn't. They just expired. These will expire too.

Raul A Maestri Jr.
Raul A Maestri Jr.

Second Amendment: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. People forget there are two parts to this amendment.... Anyone here in a regulated militia?

Making America Great
Making America Great

Require criminal background checks for all gun sales. * Take four executive actions to ensure information on dangerous individuals is available to the background check system. * Reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban. * Restore the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines. * Protect police by finishing the job of getting rid of armor-piercing bullets. * Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime. * End the freeze on gun violence research. * Make our schools safer with more school resource officers and school counselors, safer climates, and better emergency response plans. * Help ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need. * Ensure health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.

Larry Masarsky
Larry Masarsky

You're right Phil, they can do nothing. Just like the hundreds of children Obama has killed in Pakistan through executive order drone attacks. But he'll keep telling you that gun control laws are to protect the children and sheep like you will believe him.

Artist Ana Bikic
Artist Ana Bikic

Require criminal background checks for all gun sales. * Take four executive actions to ensure information on dangerous individuals is available to the background check system. * Reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban. * Restore the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines. * Protect police by finishing the job of getting rid of armor-piercing bullets. * Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime. * End the freeze on gun violence research. * Make our schools safer with more school resource officers and school counselors, safer climates, and better emergency response plans. * Help ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need. * Ensure health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

What can a bunch of rednecks do, against a drone with laser-guided missiles?! Illuminate me...

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Dubya was never impeached over anything... Soooo.

Octavio Diaz
Octavio Diaz

Can you impeach a President over gun control? I don't know. Can you impeach a congressman for stupidity? I hope so.

Jim Holbert
Jim Holbert

(Yawn) Submit your articles of impeachment, hold your press conference, and get your three minutes on national news. Old Bedouin proverb: "the wild dogs howl, but the Caravan moves on."

Chard Beauregarde
Chard Beauregarde

This is only because Congress has become a bunch of inept children incapable of making any progress whatsoever.

Juan Arce
Juan Arce

You people are baked. Who fuck needs assault weapons in society? Are we at war? Cling to the 2nd amendment like its some sort of security blanket. Please remember that the people who wrote the constitution also believed black people were property, not human beings.

Tony Castaneira
Tony Castaneira

Could? Of Course. Should? How would you treat a President that forcibly takes away your rights?

Travis Cole
Travis Cole

Let the man shop $500 million is nothing to him. Give up your guns give up your rights.

Artist Ana Bikic
Artist Ana Bikic

* Require criminal background checks for all gun sales. * Take four executive actions to ensure information on dangerous individuals is available to the background check system. * Reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban. * Restore the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines. * Protect police by finishing the job of getting rid of armor-piercing bullets. * Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime. * End the freeze on gun violence research. * Make our schools safer with more school resource officers and school counselors, safer climates, and better emergency response plans. * Help ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need. * Ensure health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

A stinkin' bureaucrat who's tryin to cover his ass!

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