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Published: Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:25 p.m. MDT

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Roosevelt, UT

Jason is making a name for himself...just paying a high price

Now anytime someone on the hill has an axe to grind they can go to the man who will not be put off...of cameras anyway.

Jason would like to be seen as executioner it seems.

What about doing something that has been approved by voters already and would help your constituents, such as... doing away with the department of energy, something your party promised they would do...they still can. Lump in the department of education and in no time your constituents would re-elect you.

Instead of being the kicker you are now a member of the band, I for one am sorry to see that change.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

And that is why Jason Chaffetz will be receiving my vote.

Springville, UT

@NeilT, I am not suggesting that Obama will be impeached by the House (nor should he), and he surely would never be convicted by the Senate. I will say that the GOP has cheapened the Constitution and perverted it to use as a political weapon. They spit on the principles on which this nation was built. They have done nothing the past five years but tried to stop a duly elected leader from doing anything because they are bitter that the people chose this President. The same happened to Clinton (albeit to a lesser degree), proving that the GOP can't accept the will of the people that they are sworn to represent. I despise what is going on in our government and the public discourse, the ill-will, the obstruction, the invective. The Tea Party rose up as a reaction to the dysfunction in Washington, but their rile is misdirected and has itself become partisan and contributes to the very problem against which they protest. They are being used by cunning and deceitful people, and they don't even realize it. But what we are seeing should have arisen in the prior Administration, so what does that tell us?

newhall, CA

Tim Hagle should realize that more and more Americans want impeachment. Boehner wants more time. We of course to not simply because it will give this administration that time to doctor records, destroy records or lose records that support impeachment. The fact is, no one trusts this government, especially this administration any longer. We shouldn't even trust the DHS (our secret police organization that is the same as Stasi, Revolutionary Guards and KGB and Gestapo). Since when do we need this department? We have police we have national guard. Given the myriad of scandals yes, Obama should be impeached along with Biden. Both know what's going on.

boulder, WY

thankful for people like mr. chaffetz. the IRS shouldn't have the power to destroy us. TIME FOR A CHANGE! GO GO GO CHAFFETZ and others fighting for the right.

Ivins, UT

If Mr. Chaffetz were talking about his own impeachment, I would be all for it!

Deep Space 9, Ut

I think that the liberals who have commented so far didn't read the article. Chaffetz is not pushing Impeachment, nor has he been doing so during the investigation. He is trying to get to the bottom of things to find out why there was such a huge failure. It is the press that keeps asking about impeachment, which the article demonstrates when it said that Chaffetz was asked about impeachment. It was not something that he brought up.

To "Esquire" how is investigating a web of lies that the WH is involved in cheapening the Constitution. If anything not investigating and not prosecuting those responsible will cheapen and do more damage than an impeachment will ever do. If WaterGate had happened today, would you want a full investigation, or would you have been satisfied with the Nixon saying that he didn't do anything wrong? This situation is shaping up eerily like WaterGate.

Something to think about
Ogden, UT

30 years from now, Chaffetz will be the McCarthy of our era. That's good mark to hold in history... right? You go Jason!

one old man
Ogden, UT

Let's just impeach Jason.

Herrmian, UT

When you say Obama caused the economic downturn the day he takes office and then claim he is not a citizen, it gets hard to listen to you.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Let's just impeach Jason.


The President is King, Tyrant, and Monarch in a "Constitutional Dictatorship" in the service of the Banksters, as per in Section 1 of Title I of the Act: "The actions, regulations, rules, licenses, orders and proclamations heretofore or hereinafter taken, promulgated, made, or issued by the President of the United States or the Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the authority conferred by subdivision (b) of section 5 of the Act of October 6, 1917, as amended, are hereby approved and confirmed.

This means that anything the President wants to do (as a puppet for his bosses, the FR / IMF Bankers) is "approved and confirmed" automatically, in advance ("hereinafter") and backed by the full force, effect, and power of the "Government." (Title 12 USC 95(a))

Chaffetz is either ignorant to what is really happening or he is one of the Gadianton Robbers, who has taken the oath of the Secret Combination. Wake up Brothers and Sisters.

Go watch the Wizard of Oz, with Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Nothing is as it seems.

Mount Pleasant, UT

To: cns - you first must open your eyes and mind to be able to see what is going on. Obama counts on people to think just the way you do and is hoping it will dissipate soon and there will be accountability for him...he is repsonsible and should be man enough to stand up and admit...but so far...he continues to dodge the truth but it will catch up with him and it will be over hopefully.

Mcallen, TX

one old man:

Give some reason why Obama shouldn't be impeached. What has he done for the country? Speak up!

East Carbon, UT

I commend Jason Chaffetz, and Mike Lee for all their efforts in all they do, they truly are men of values and morals. Its obvious some people cannot see what is in the White House.. I feel sorry for them! I also commend Senator Cruz.. anyone who cannot see that this country is about to implode is sadly blind! I believe Chaffetz and Lee are the best of the best in Utah!

Durham, NC

"Give some reason why Obama shouldn't be impeached. What has he done for the country? Speak up!"

Because doing nothing for this country is not an impeachable offense. If you don't like how someone is running the country, you vote them out next time. Its a matter of a little thing called the law. Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean you can impeach them... ask Newt.... wasted a whole lot of time and the nations money and the only who came out looking bad was Newt.

As for you list...

Ended war in Iraq
Stock Market doubled in 4 years
Home Market stabilized
Unemployment dropping
Over 30 terrorist leader removed... snuffed... not here any more
Allowed loaded side arms to be carried on federal lands
US oil production highest in 40 years

We can go on. Is Obama perfect... heck no. The IRS being out of control is a real problem... a black mark on his presidency. But neither is he all satin, nor all saint. I sometime wonder if rational thought and balance is a lost art... replaced by hate media and it followers.

Portland, OR

There will always be politicians who are demagogues -those who appeal to emotions and prejudices - and followers who are manipulated by them. But, Chaffetz' act is too extreme to do more than console fellow travelers. He does not have a political future beyond a House seat from Utah.

Certainly, most Americans know President Obama has made no major mistakes and there are no grounds for impeaching him.

Mcallen, TX


You must be joking, or really deceived:

* oil production from private land, and didn't require Obama's approval. North Dakota ring a bell? This is oil increases in spite of Obama.
* We still have fifteen thousand people in Iraq. There's still violence going on. Where's the success?-- When we leave Afghanistan, there's still going to be nine military bases open with thousands of troops. Wait till BO praises himself for ending that war.
* Stock market reflects big business while small businesses are getting choked out.
* Terrorist was the work of the military. Obama had five chances to get Bin Laden, and backed away, but finally pushed into giving the order. It's called, "taking undeserved glory".
* Unemployment dropping? No! It's called "people quit looking for work", and dropping of the unemployment list. Part time work has increased.
* Home market stabilized? Foreclosures still abound.
* Increases in deficits, taxes, spending, debt, and scandals are not good. Fifty school closures in Chicago doesn't reflect the promise of increasing teachers.

Bakersfield, CA

I'm voting for Redshirt and Worf. They get it.

Bring Jason to my pathetic state. We need more cowboys and straight shooters. He'll never win a majority here, but the fight will be honest and darn exciting. Darrell Issa (R-CA) needs back/up, the OK Corral kind.

Read the article and stay on topic: Mr. Chaffetz isn't removing the option. Prez O can talk his way through a brick wall but he is clueless about every scandal and tragedy under his watch. That's what happens when you spend your college years with his choice of recreation and his political career as a community organizer. America got what if asked for. No let's take it back, or die trying.

play by the rules

Congressman Chaffetz has proven the importance of looking into Benghazi given the number of whistleblowers that have come forward. Where there is smoke there is fire and the smoke is beginning to pour out of Washington DC. Congratulations Jason for your great work. You continue to have the support of the people of the Great State of Utah, especially given the illogical rage shown by the extreme left anytime an article is written about a politician attempting to uphold the Constitution!

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