With the Republicans almost certain to take over the House of Representatives, some left-of-center opinion media outlets are gravely concerned about the future of their country. Case in point: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, who used the occasion to ask the soon-to-be House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) if he would pledge to take impeachment of President Obama “off the table.” Of course, Mr. Boehner was not present for this comment, and Mr. Schultz was making news in his own inimitable way. But an interesting question was asked, nonetheless.
As we reported earlier last month, the most recent issue of The New Republic features an article by Senior Editor Jonathan Chait that suggested a Republican controlled House will most certainly try to impeach President Obama, regardless if the future offense merits such action or not.
Mr. Schultz must have had that article in mind when he made the following impassioned plea:
Four years ago, in the midst of an avalanche of criticism of the Bush administration, Nancy Pelosi took impeachment off the table. I want to ask Mr. Boehner tonight, are you going to take impeachment off the table? Or are we going to go down this road of divide, are we going to go down this road of investigations?