With the 2016 election approaching quickly, everyone is trying to put their two cents in regarding the presidential outcome.
With the FBI re-opening Clinton’s email case and GOP murmurs of an indefinite Supreme Court blockade, Clinton, if elected, will have a fight on her hands. Now GOP Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has come out saying that he believes Clinton should be impeached for her scandal.
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When talking to the Beloit Daily News on Monday, Johnson expressed his frustrations with Clinton and said if she is elected president, she should be impeached immediately. He added, “She purposefully circumvented it. This was willful concealment and destruction.”
The paper he spoke to published the following:
Johnson cited 18 U.S. Code 793 (f) and 18 U.S. Code 2071, which have to do with the willful destruction or removal from proper custody of information relating to national defense.
Johnson honed in on the latter of the two, which reads in part that anyone found to have concealed or removed records “shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
Johnson agreed that he isn’t a legal expert, but believes his claims have merit behind them.“I’m not a lawyer, but this is clearly written,” Johnson said. “I would say yes, high crime or misdemeanor, I believe she is in violation of both laws.”
He went on to criticize the FBI and their lack of perseverance in the case citing there was possible “corrupted collusion” after the bureau failed to recommend charges against the former Secretary of State.
The Senator understood that both candidates may not be ideal, but it was the hand the country was dealt, saying, I would love to be voting for Ronald Reagan, and I’m sure the Democrats would rather be voting for Harry Truman, but the reality is that is not our choice.”
Coincidentally, Johnson wasn’t the first lawmaker to raise the possibility of impeachment. In October, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) told an Alabama radio station: “In my judgement, [sic] with respect to Hillary Clinton, she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November, because the day she’s sworn in is the day that she’s subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Brooks added,“It’s a target-rich environment. Even before we get to Day One, we’ve got two years’ worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain’t good.”
Will Clinton get impeached? Time will only tell. But if the FBI has to re-open a case on you, it doesn’t bode well. Should Clinton dreach the oval office in January, it will be interesting to watch the response and criticism she receives from the FBI and the public. At the rate it’s going, impeachment is a real possibility.