Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Is the Sestak Affair an Impeachable Offense?

Exclusive: All 7 Republicans on Senate Judiciary Committee Ask AG Holder to Appoint Special Prosecutor to Look Into Alleged Sestak Job Offer
It certainly needs investigating. From Hot Air:

Darrell Issa, who started the drum-beating about this, is calling it Obama’s Watergate and potential grounds for impeachment, and went as far this week as to threaten Sestak with an ethics complaint if he doesn’t come clean. Here’s the key federal statute, although it’s not the only one in play potentially: Karl Rove cited three criminal provisions on Monday night that could conceivably have been violated.

Republicans can't force an investigation, of course, but it will be interesting to see if the press actually treats this like a "what if it were a Republican?" situation.

This must give Perry "there's no evidence! Oh, and Republicans do it, too!" indigestion. I'll pass him the Tums.