WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – It is the end of the Republican Party as we know it.
Citing the fact that he has lost all credibility and support even from his fellow Republicans, John Boehner made the shocking announcement today that he was stepping down as speaker of the House of Representatives.
The final straw came when Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress, bypassing the Office of the President. He came under intense criticism not just from Democrats but his fellow Republicans, especially those who are familiar with the U.S. Constitution’s provision for the separation of powers among the three branches of government.
What was more shocking in today’s announcement was that Boehner said he had tried to convince other House Republican leaders to step up to assume the position of speaker, but none of them wanted to do so (especially after that embarrassing letter signed by 47 Senate Republicans to Iran, undermining the Obama administrations’s nuclear negotiations with that country.)
So, in an unprecedented move never before seen, or imagined, in U.S. history, Boehner turned over the gavel to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The historic photograph of the turnover says it all (see photo).
Was it a kiss of unity and reconciliation, or a Judas kiss?
The eyes of the entire nation, and entire world, are on the U.S. Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – House Speaker John Boehner and 47 Senate Republicans face impeachment charges for undermining the separation of powers provision of the U.S. Constitution and for actions that have all the trimmings of the ultimate crime of treason.
The impeachment charges stem from Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a join session of Congress (without informing the President) which was tantamount to usurping the powers of the Executive Branch and the State Department, and the recent open lettersigned by the 47 Republican senators warning the Iranian government that any nuclear agreement with President Obama will not hold.
The impeachment charges will be brought forth before and voted upon by the House of Representatives and subsequently tried in the Senate. The impeachment could spell the total downfall of the Republican Party. It could also easily hand the next presidency to the Democratic nominee (presumably Hillary Clinton) since several of the Republican presidential aspirants are among the signatories to the Iran letter.
Never in the history of the United States has impeachment been brought forth before so many politicians all at the same time.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Still feeling overwhelmed by the 25 standing ovations received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his speech before the joint session of congress, House Speaker John Boehner announced today that he was sponsoring a bill that would re-design the flag of the United States. It was Boehner who invited Netanyahu without informing the Office of the President.
“It is clear that my Republican colleagues have a higher respect for Netanyahu than for President Obama,” Boehner said, ” so I think it is only appropriate that as a country, we adopt a new flag design that is in keeping with our admiration for Israel and its charismatic leader.”
“I really like the blue and white design of the Israeli flag over our traditional red, white and blue stars and stripes, he added, “so I am proposing that we adopt the Star of David design,” Boehner added. “Besides, a single star would symbolize unity among the American people.”