This past week I posted some links to an ever-increasing movement of political folks starting to use the I-word.
Today another rather provocative interview came forward with US Senator James Inhofe, of Oklahoma.
The Hill also reported Mike Huckabee’s comments:
"I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term,” Huckabee said. “I know that puts me on a limb, but this is not minor.”
“When a president lies to the American people and is part of a cover-up, he cannot continue to govern,” he added. “And as the facts come out, I think we’re going to see something startling. And before it’s over, I don’t think this president will finish his term unless somehow they can delay it in Congress past the next three and a half years.”
It honors no one.
Not the elected official about whom the discussion swirls.
Not the people of our nation. It honors no one. Those who were forced to administer it against Bill Clinton all felt soiled when it ended.
By its very nature impeachment deals with dishonor.
It is the scalpel used to dig more deeply into the infected body politic.
And it MUST NOT be used cavalierly.
Impeachment must only come back into our vocabulary because it is the only way to legally solve the situation.
Let it be done with the sense of national sadness that Rep. Charles Wiggins conducted his review of the facts 40 years ago this summer and next.
Benghazi's deaths have little honor to them since we do still do not know the truth around them. If these Americans were murdered for any reason other than simply defending themselves, that truth must be brought out.
Like Chuck Wiggins would have done.
We will soon see if Jim Inhofe understands that level of honor.
Let's see if the United States, itself, understands that level of honor.