xas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who often has an arm’s length relationship with the truth, told a “whopper” Wednesday, as she excoriated House Republicans for voting to sue Barack Obama for executive overreach.
As reported by Buzzfeed’s Katherine Miller, Lee not only claimed that the effort was little more than a precursor to impeaching Obama, but that she and her Democrat colleagues never considered impeaching George W. Bush:
” I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job.
A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists.
We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.”
Whoops. Not only did House Democrats indeed introduce a resolution toimpeach President Bush in 2008 – Sheila Jackson Lee co-sponsored it.
Hey, maybe she just “forgot,” right?