Chaffetz not willing to take impeachment off the table

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  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    May 27, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    re: DRay on 5/22

    KInd of (okay alot) like Tim Tebow?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 27, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    "On the other hand, nothing good came from Benghazi!"

    Ok.... one of these things was a war.... and the other was an individual event within a wider event. We could play that game for ever. I can name a hundreds of "events" in Iraq that you can safely say nothing good came of it.

    And if you really want to be honest in your analysis... if you look where Libra is at this time after the over throw of its dictator, to the stability of where Iraq was at the same time.... please don't even begin to say Iraq was in a better state 18 months than is Libya. The cost in human lives alone does not even come close to comparing.

    So if you are going to try to compare events... lets compare like events. One attack does not equal and entire war....

    and no, I have not excused, or accused any one yet on any of these events.... because all the facts are not in yet - at all. Just this weekend NewsCorp - FoxNews parent company - admitted they knew of the probe into the FoxNews reporter. All of these are very much still moving targets.

  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    May 25, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Jason Chaffetz has truly annoyed and got under the skin of the ruling elite. He has intelligently and skillfully asked questions the mainstream media refuses to ask. As a long time DC observer and participant in political campaigns I would give Jason an A on his report card. MSNBC a surrogate for the Obama campaign utterly detests him as does NBC, CBS, and ABC so he is obviously succeeding. Utah is well represented by Congressman Chaffetz.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 24, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    The Republicans have been trying to impeach President Obama since 1/20/2009.

    Why stop now?

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 24, 2013 2:33 p.m.

    "@Riverton Cougar

    I have to say not one of your points is supported by the facts."

    Says the man who doesn't provide any evidence to support his points. For facts about Benghazi, see the testimonies in the hearings. As far as Iraq, I really hope you know that everything I said was true. Or did you not know that Saddam Hussein is no longer in power?

    Which of my points exactly are not supported by facts? I'm pretty sure Iraq is a democratic, free nation now. Kicks testified that they were told to stand down.

    I even said "If you want to refute my point, please give an example of something Obama did that did not receive a lot of support from the democrats." How do you respond? Certainly not with facts.

    Please try again, ronnie. 200 words isn't enough to go into detail about all my points, so I just provided where to find the facts for yourself. All you can do is say "not one of your points is supported by the facts", which just seems silly considering that much of the stuff I talked about was common knowledge.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 24, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    It is amazing to see people in denial like President Nixon was for two years. It finally wore his people down and even though it was hard on the country, if you can't trust the man at the top that is what Congress is for. The House of Representatives with two year tours have the largest number and are the most likely not to be in the beltway mentality in all cases. That doesn't apply to Pelosi who has been a beltway person forever. The process to get this through will take years if the entrenched people don't start falling from the pressure and their consciences. In countries, including Syria, Iraq, Libya and others, the leaders never give in that they are corrupt and beyond their conscience. They cause disruption and bring their country down. We supposedly have a system where citizens count if they want to be counted. The three branches are made to be independent as they work together. They do not want to work together these days, at least very much.

    Eventually, the Representatives and Senators will be up for election and will have to decide which side of the fence they are on.

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    "This situation is shaping up eerily like WaterGate."

    This "situation" is nothing like watergate, except in the fevered imaginations of the right wing radio hacks and the gullible that parrot them.

    "you first must open your eyes and mind to be able to see what is going on"

    Uh. . . Yes. But while you are at it why don't you do a little honest research on the issues? And believe me, just regurgitating what the right wing commentators are blathering about is not research. If you listen to Hanitty or Beck or Limbaugh and do no other research you are terribly misinformed.

    "Give some reason why Obama shouldn't be impeached."

    Because he has done nothing that is even close to being an impeachable offense.

    "Its obvious some people cannot see what is in the White House.. I feel sorry for them!"

    You feel sorry for them. Why? Because they are obviously better informed then you?

    "Bring Jason to my pathetic state."

    Oh yes, please do!"

    "No let's take it back, or die trying."

    What's this? Another call for violent revolution? There is a word for that. Treason.

  • AlexD Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    If he is so obsessed with rooting out corruption and cover-ups, and facilitating an impeachment, Chaffetz should get himself back to Utah and take care of business here. We've got plenty to keep him busy right here at home.

  • ronnie sandy, utah
    May 24, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    @Riverton Cougar

    I have to say not one of your points is supported by the facts.

  • ronnie sandy, utah
    May 24, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    The Des News must love these stories. It only aids in stirring the pot and polarizing political views. This type of talk from a naive politician is just that, talk which will come back to haunt him and he will regret it.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 24, 2013 8:37 a.m.


    I presume that since you are willing to credit Obama for all those accomplishments you say he is responsible for, then by your same logic of picking and choosing facts, you are also completely willing to hold him responsible for all these scandals? That includes knowing Benghazi was being attacked and telling the reinforcements to stand down. Well?

    I love how people try to compare the Iraq war to Benghazi. There is a huge difference: a lot of good came from the Iraq war (ask soldiers who served there, not the mainstream media that misrepresented everything; Saddam Hussein was ousted, Iraq became a democratic free nation, the people were saved from tyranny, etc.).

    On the other hand, nothing good came from Benghazi! That is why the liberals and the media are trying with all their might to cover it up and draw attention away from it (Squirrel!). It seems no matter what Obama does, he will be seen as the Savior. If you want to refute my point, please give an example of something Obama did that did not receive a lot of support from the democrats. They even love him when he raises their taxes!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 24, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    The President each day seems to have some new tactic to get around talking about the important events of the day. He should pull out President Nixon's play book and see what diversionary tactic or strategy he should use for tomorrow or even today. Pawns will fall and really don't want to spend time in detention or in prison with other inmates that may have an agenda against these people. An IRS agent in jail would not be a pretty site as some people are in jail for items that pertain to the IRS or that type of system. The DEA may arrest people for drug running and the money those arrested may not have been taxed, for sure. It would not be good for many people to share cells or environments such as the lunch room, together. The higher ups in President Nixon's time went one by one. When Spiro T. Agnew went for an unrelated issue, it sort of started falling into place. President Nixon lost his man to fend off topics of the day. Spiro was a Joe Biden of the day that deflected the ball to give the President another day. AG next?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 24, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    Worf... it is evident that it is pointless to discuss facts.... when all you want to hear is politically driven talking points. Yes, ND is coming on line.... but that is just a small portion of the total portfolio of reserves being exploited right now. Even Texas is pumping more than it did a decade ago- same could be said for Oklahoma, the gulf, and PA.

    As to your comments about the Obama administration not getting credit for Sadam... it is amazing he is responsible for the IRS when they do things wrong, for the state department when they edit talking points on Libya, and yet don't get any credit - none- for getting Sadam.

    How does that work? You get to pick and choose which facts suit your own personal narrative....

    And tell me... how many families had to be told their loved ones were killed on Iraqi soil over the last 12 months... how many? Lets flash back 5 years, and compare.

    It blows me away how hate for someone lets so much get tainted. I do agree the recent "scandals" need to be looked into... but to pretend nothing has gone right..... good grief!

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    May 23, 2013 10:38 p.m.

    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!

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    May 23, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 23, 2013 9:48 p.m.


    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.

  • Interloper Portland, OR
    May 23, 2013 8:20 p.m.

    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.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 23, 2013 8:19 p.m.

    "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.

  • Abbygirl East Carbon, UT
    May 23, 2013 7:27 p.m.

    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!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 23, 2013 7:14 p.m.

    one old man:

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

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    May 23, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    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.

  • Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    May 23, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 23, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    Let's just impeach Jason.

  • birwin Herrmian, UT
    May 23, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    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
    May 23, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    Let's just impeach Jason.

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    May 23, 2013 11:56 a.m.

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

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    May 23, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    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.

  • dobberdobber Ivins, UT
    May 23, 2013 11:24 a.m.

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

  • snickers boulder, WY
    May 23, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    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.

  • sg newhall, CA
    May 23, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    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.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 23, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    @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?

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    May 23, 2013 10:30 a.m.

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

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 23, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 23, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    Ron Paul is "irrelevant".

  • American First Merced, CA
    May 23, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    Thankfully the only 36 people in all of Utah and Idaho who support government corruption and loathe patriotic Americans are here in this comment section.

  • ExecutorIoh West Jordan, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    Lied about Benghazi attack because of potential impacts to election
    IRS targets conservative groups (White House staff knows about it and does nothing)
    Unmanned drones targeting US Citizens
    Dept of Justice wiretaps the Associated Press

    The list of crud that we have to deal with is becoming unbearable. And then there are those that think that Chaffetz is too extreme? He seems to be the only one that isn't okay with what the executive branch is getting away with.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 23, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    Jason Chaffetz is right but he is "spitting into the wind". As a Navy Vietnam era vet, you can sense the mood in Washington which is akin to the day that the last choppers went into Saigon to pull out as many as possible before the North Vietnamese came into the city. It would now appear that there is a consolidation of power going on. Vladimir Putin said that it was the "Illiterates". I would say that it is the entitled. It is all about "redistribution of wealth". All that Jason Chaffetz can do is the "Paul Revere thing". However, the left wing agenda has organized religion in its sights. Mormons, Catholics, Lutherans, are at risk.

  • I Choose Freedom Atlanta, GA
    May 23, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    Jason, please keep applying the heat. This is the most corrupt administration ever and it is time someone stood up to them. I am grateful that you are doing your best to hold them accountable.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:25 a.m.


    You are at least partially right enough Americans apparently do not know enough about right and wrong as to allow someone like Chavez and Newt Gingrich to continue to try to rip our country apart. Luckly it appears enough Amercians still remember Gingrich's antics to keep Chavez in the minority.

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    I don't expect many of Obama's administration to talk unless a special prosecutor is appointed. Holder's justice department won't prosecute anyone who is a "team player".

    If the various employees that are covering up are threatened with jail time - they'll talk.

    The only bad thing about impeachment is - Joe Biden.

    Yes, things could be worse!

  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    May 23, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    Grandstanding for votes.....and it works in his district.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:07 a.m.

    Our country needs to hear the truth.

    When we have our guys in Washington who feel like they are getting the run around and we clearly know even less. Also, the press isn't telling the whole story.

    Thank goodness that Jason is trying to hold Obama accountable.

    Keep it up Jason! I'm with you all day long! You have my vote and support.

    Drop the hammer on all the crooks and liars you can find.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:07 a.m.

    ESQUIRE I second your comments. Let's say Obama is impeached. The Senate is the trial court. No doubt a Democrat controlled senate will convict Obama. If you believe that I have some real estate for you.

  • lehiaggie Lehi, UT
    May 23, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    As a Republican I feel that Chaffetz is an embarrassment to our state and to the party. Very few in DC will take him seriously.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 23, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Whether impeachment is on or off the table, it is in the Constitution which means it is always at the disposal of Congress. Impeachment is a tool the framers of the Government left to posterity to use as good judgment deemed appropriate and warranted.

    Part of the unfortunate legacy of Watergate has been to make impeachment of a President something to threaten willy-nilly towards a political foe. Our political discourse in America has become so raw that rhetorical overkill is now the norm. I’m not real familiar with Jason Chaffetz but his loose talk in recent days is making him sound more like a self-promoter than a public servant.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 23, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    If he is talking impeachment now, before the facts have come out, he isn't interested in truth, or justice, or the will of the people. He is selective and highly partisan in his principles, ignoring the abuses of the prior Administration (need we list them, things that are as bad if not worse than what we are seeing here?). I am fine with policy differences, but I am sick and tired of the constant, persistent undermining of the President for purely political games by the right wing. Case in point is their long standing complaints about a budget not being passed by the Senate, and now they (including our own Tea Party Sen. Lee) are doing everything they can to stop the democratic process and the passage of a budget. When will Chaffetz and the rest of the disloyal opposition start putting America first instead of opposing everything that the President seeks, even when the idea is that of the GOP? The right wing is not patriotic. They put their interests first, even at the jeopardy of the Consitution and the will of the people. I'm fed up!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 23, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    This country doesn't hold its leaders accountable. It's leading to our downfall.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 23, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    "#1 goal of Republicans: Take down Obama in any way possible.
    #2 goal of Republicans: Huh?"

    Actually, the #1 goal of Republicans is to help America become the great country we all hope it to be. But I understand your confusion since the steps to making America great usually involves stopping Obama. Excuse us for not buying into propaganda so easily. A whole nation was gypped by it in the 1930's.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 23, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    President Nixon's close advisors went down before he did and one by one they fell into disgrace. Some changed their attitude but others were defiant to the end. When you are not honest with the people you work with and try to get around the documents and laws that govern our country and impose new laws that cost plenty of dollars and no sense just to be passing laws is not govern. He is handed a golden platter of a peace prize before he even attempted to govern. He knows how to issue promises to voters but hasn't realized he has to govern in order for those to really have effect. He messed with his own Party's domination of the Congress and lost in the House where the districts have new elections every 2 years and is the House to protect common everyday citizens. Those Representatives are held closer to accountability, not like the Senate who are supposed to be Statesman like but have changed to almost the House of Lords in England with power, fame, and glory. Senator Bennett learned he had a movement at the right time to thwart his 18-year effort to stay in.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    May 23, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    Sure he's not! The work "impeachment" keeps him in the headlines. That's what he wants! He's developing real skills for his future political career. Reagan was the "Great Communicator", Chaffetz is hoping to be the "Great Grandstander"

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    May 23, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    Go Jason! Obama has been slick so far keeping his fingerprints off of anything but an old saying sticks to him and that is a fish rots from the head down. I am convinced that Obama and his administration are lying through their teeth on these scandals. I hope that is proven and I would relish impeachmnet.Go Jason!

  • Warrior Parent Belle Glade, FL
    May 23, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    This is just Obama's political Chicago Dirty Tricks machine trying to discredit anyone who opposes THE ONE

  • papi_chulo Ogden, UT
    May 23, 2013 7:16 a.m.

    I love Reagan!! I would take him any day over dictator Obama.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    May 23, 2013 6:59 a.m.

    Someone needs to speak truth here. This rush to the middle to gain votes has turned the GOP into Democrat-Lite.
    The Gang of Eight is proof that even so-called conservatives (Flake, Rubio) can't seem to follow the GOP platform.
    Jason is willing to step out of the box and use a little candor. At least you know where he stands.
    With Congress showing approval ratings in the low teens can he do any worse than his colleagues?

  • activelyinvolved Weber, UT
    May 23, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    I believe Mr. Chaffets is right in keeping the impeachment on the table if for no other reason than to keep pressure on the administration to answer for their actions. If it is left up to the administration, all they have to do is delay the investigation until after the term of Presidency is over. They need to dig now while it still matters to our nation and this administration. If no fault is found then and only then do you remove the call for impeachment. But please get to the facts. We have a right to know what really did happen.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    May 23, 2013 6:05 a.m.

    If any citizen tried to get away with our current administration and many in congress are doing, he'd be in prison. Justice does not exist in this country! We are the laughing stock of the world. Back in the 80's a U.S. teen was caught doing graffiti in the Philippines. The U.S. asked them to return him unscathed and they would take care of the matter. The Philippine government just laughed at the idea, caned the kid, then sent him home. He was later caught doing graffiti in his home town. Do you think he'd ever think of doing graffiti again in the Philippines?

  • kosimov Riverdale, UT
    May 23, 2013 6:00 a.m.

    Obama is never around when anything happens; that way, he can always claim he didn't know about anything and won't be found responsible for anything. I don't know who is running the country but it sure isn't Obama. He is busy campaigning for 2014, when he plans to take the election using every underhanded trick in the book, just as he and his party, and whoever is behind him, did in 2012. Most people won't have a clue about it, and won't care even if someone does manage to start impeachment proceedings. The country has been slowly, carefully turned to the ultra-liberal progressive mindset, and that is probably going to prevail until enough people are fed up with it to stand up and be counted. Unfortunately, so much has already been subdued by the liberals that it isn't likely to matter. Soon, the government will be in control of so much of our daily lives that what we think or want simply won't matter. If you go back through Obama's speeches and interviews, he told us he would do this, and we let him, no, we HELPED him.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 23, 2013 5:56 a.m.

    I think taking impeachment off the table would be wrong as well..... but that is like discussing the death penalty as an option before the case has even been made. Sure its an option, but it may be completely inappropriate as well. At this point, the term seems to be being thrown around in political terms though... and even the Republican leadership is worrying about those who are debating the punishment before finding out what crime has been committed.

    No more was Reagan impeached for Oliver North's rogue actions - selling weapons to Iran to fund the Sandinistas in a covert war in Nicaragua - completely outside the law. How one can make this case that even if Obama had knowledge of the IRS scandal does this surmount selling the Iranians weapons... America's worst enemy for the last 3 decade.

    If Reagan wasn't impeached over that incident... I would love to hear how this, if true, is a higher crime then selling your enemy weapons.... and funneling the money through drug transactions to fund a covert war.

    @Ralph.... very funny.... at least under Reagan they had a plan. Starting with Newt... that plan has been missing.

  • Sid Jacksonville, AL
    May 23, 2013 5:46 a.m.

    I am conservative. But the last thing we need now is more partisan politics. Too many important pieces of legislation are on the table that require both sides to compromise. Remember compromise, back when our government functioned?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 23, 2013 3:14 a.m.

    Nevermind that he probably idolizes Reagan who had weapons sold to a state sponsor of terror (Iran) so he could do an end around from legislative blockade so he could fund the Contras. That's way worse than anything Obama has done and Reagan wasn't impeached.

  • liberate Sandy, UT
    May 23, 2013 2:25 a.m.

    Chaffetz is digging his own grave. Somehow I guess he doesn't understand the saying speak softly but carry a big stick. Boehner is absolutely right on this one. The truth will come out but it will take time, as it always does. Chaffetz is trying to make himself into a somebody from a nobody, and this is not the way to do it. I can't help but feel he is putting all his chips on one hand, one that is far from secure, perhaps because he's willing to walk away if it doesn't work out. Could be a black eye for him and for the state of Utah, BYU, NCAA kickers, etc. if he is not correct. Just go about your business Jason and you will do well. Actions speak much louder than words.

  • ronnie sandy, utah
    May 22, 2013 11:50 p.m.

    This from a guy who released classified information improperly. This from a guy who repeated false interpretations of the white house emails regarding Ben Ghazi. This from a guy who was a key participant in a congressional hearing that went no where other than to incite a backlash that will probably help Hillary's presidential bid.

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    May 22, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    The most dangerous position in the world is to get between chaffetz and a camera.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    May 22, 2013 10:22 p.m.

    Why does Pres. always get a pass by so many, giving him "Teflon" effect? Is he really accountable for nothing?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 22, 2013 10:13 p.m.

    As we learned with Clinton. Impeachment means nothing, and the American people can't understand right, and wrong.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    May 22, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    #1 goal of Republicans: Take down Obama in any way possible.
    #2 goal of Republicans: Huh?

  • Paul Scholes Provo, UT
    May 22, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    And that is why Jason Chaffetz will not be receiving my vote.

  • cns St George, Utah
    May 22, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    To keep talking about impeachment -- even if to only deny you are thinking about impeachment -- makes you look a fool. You can assume anything you like about Obama's knowledge or role in various scandals but so far I have seen absolutely no proof of his personal knowledge or involvement.

  • The Reader Layton, UT
    May 22, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    Jason needs to be impeached!!

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    May 22, 2013 9:07 p.m.

    Jason just drilled another one right through the uprights. Go Jason!

  • On the other hand Riverdale, MD
    May 22, 2013 8:50 p.m.

    Jason Chaffetz is over the top. Normally, that would not be a problem, but since he's a member of the House of Representatives, it kind of is.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    May 22, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    of course he is, he has to play to his base no matter how far out in right field they get. Its sad when even Ron Paul calls you to far to the right.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    May 22, 2013 7:18 p.m.

    The 2012 election was mainly concerning the economy...and it is getting better.