Judge Napolitano on Leaked Emails on Sequestration: 'This Conduct Is So Offensive, It's Impeachable'
A leaked email is being highlighted by Republicans as apparent evidence that the Obama administration's goal is to try to make the cuts look as painful as possible to the American people.
In the controversial email, circulated
by two Republican House members, Charlie Brown, a USDA worker with the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in Raleigh, N.C., appears to be asking about how to implement budget cuts. USDA responded by writing, "however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be."
The USDA claims the email has been misinterpreted and taken out of context. Separately, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced that due to sequestration, thousands of illegal immigrants have to be released from immigration detention centers.
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Steve Doocy discussed these issues with Judge Andrew Napolitano, who said if the president is intentionally trying to make the cuts as painful as possible in order to fit his political agenda, it's an "impeachable" offense.
"It's within his (constitutional) power to do it, but it's so offensive it's impeachable," said Napolitano. Doocy pointed out that's the second time in the last few weeks that the judge has mentioned impeachment.
"I hate to raise that word. The last time it happened (with Bill Clinton) it was a disaster for us. But this willful conduct is unacceptable," Napolitano argued.
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