The assertion in Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller Report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives to influence the 2016 election have emboldened many Conservatives to take revenge on Democrats.
Trump’s impeachment seems highly unlikely, but Conservative author and President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton called for a different impeachment: former President Barack Obama’s.
Congress can still impeach President Obama, btw….
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 25, 2019
I think now that the issue of collusion and obstruction are settled we should focus on the important things: Can we impeach Obama for eating arugula? Can we impeach all the democrats and disband the party for their lack of outrage when Obama wore a tan suit?
— #ResistBot 126.96.36.199 (@Tw1tterBl0ws) March 25, 2019
Its inconsistent with reality.
— exGOP – Doug Knox (@PatsFan876) March 25, 2019
It’s not clear what Fitton thinks would come of impeaching Obama. The impeachment process in the United States is “remedial, not penal,” and “judgments are limited to no more than removal from office and disqualification to hold future office,” according to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute.
Impeaching Obama would obviously not remove him from office, and it doesn’t “expunge his presidency,” as many conservative Twitter commenters seem to believe.
It would prevent him from holding any other office in the future.