On his Wednesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh suggested that President Barack Obama should be impeached for his administration’s decision to release hundreds of illegal immigrants awaiting deportation in local jails.
“Hundreds of illegal alien criminals have been released from illegal alien jail,” Limbaugh said. “Janet ‘Big Sis’ Napolitano says that, because the sequester is going to cut 1 percent of their $2 billion detention budget, they will no longer be able to afford to detain as many as 30,000 criminals. … Man, this is unprecedented. This is actually action that will do harm.”
“Now, I know Obama thinks that he’s harming Republicans,” he continued. “This is exacting harm on the country, and it’s entirely unnecessary. None of these so-called budget cuts are necessary.”
Limbaugh said the president has abandoned his oath of office. (RELATED: Homeland Security official resigns after immigrants released ahead of sequester)
“I’m going to tell you something. [This is] what used to be considered, if we can remember this far back — in normal, sane times — this is an impeachable offense. This is in direct violation of the oath of office — defend and protect the Constitution of the United States and the people. We’re opening the doors of prisons before the sequester has even happened, before there have even been any budget cuts. This is so childish, except the consequences are real for people that live nearby these detention centers. This is on-the-ground, hard, cold reality.”
(h/t The Right Scoop)