A Conservative Author Just Tweeted That It Wasn’t Too Late to Impeach President Obama and the Internet Made Him Regret It Immediately

Say what now?

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.

People were…confused.

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.

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