Discussing President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants via executive order, Charles Krauthammer told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Thursday that it is indeed an impeachable offense.
"Look, I believe it is an impeachable offense," he said.
"If the circumstances were different, if we were at the beginning of a presidency, if we hadn't had years when the Congress has been supine and unresponsive at other grabs of their authority by the executive—like Obama unilaterally changing Obamacare after it was passed about 30 times with no response from the Congress—the same as Obama essentially re-writing some of the drug laws.
"This idea of prosecutorial discretion is really a travesty. It is intended for extreme cases. For a case where you want to show mercy for an individual or two where it's unusual incident, unusual circumstances and you say, okay, we're going to give this person a pass. It was never intended to abolish a whole class of people subject to a law and to essentially abolish whole sections of a law. And that's exactly what's happening here."
Of course, debating whether the move is an impeachable offense is one thing, deciding whether conservatives will, or should, pursue it is quite another.
“Obama says he’s a constitutional scholar,” Krauthammer said, “he knows that he shouldn’t be doing this, but I think he’s reached a point in his presidency, he’s not even going to be on the ballot again indirectly, and he doesn’t care, he’s gonna go for it.”
Case in point:Don't forget, he did have two years to do this constitutionally.