Can, and ought, Missouri Gov. Nixon be impeached for his support for the Ferguson mob?
Yes, and yes.
The Missouri Legislature has GOP super-majorities in both houses:
House of Rep.: GOP 110 to Dem 53
Senate: GOP 24 to Dem 10
Nixon can be impeachment according to Missouri Constitution:
“Section 1. All elective executive officials of the state, and judges of the supreme court, courts of appeals and circuit courts shall be liable to impeachment for crimes, misconduct, habitual drunkenness, willful neglect of duty, corruption in office, incompetency, or any offense involving moral turpitude or oppression in office.
“Power of impeachment–trial of impeachments.
“Section 2. The house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment. All impeachments shall be tried before the supreme court, except that the governor or a member of the supreme court shall be tried by a special commission of seven eminent jurists to be elected by the senate. The supreme court or special commission shall take an oath to try impartially the person impeached, and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of five-sevenths of the court or special commission.”
The Missouri Legislature could totally take him out. Bending over for the lynch mob would certainly be included in the crimes of “willful neglect of duty, … incompetency, or any offense involving moral turpitude or oppression in office.”
With the plethora of questions regarding the death of Michael Brown, the prudent thing would be to wait for the facts. Gov. Jay Nixon, however, has decided to join the lawless mob:
The most critical statements:
“[A] Vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.
“The democratically elected St. Louis County prosecutor and the Attorney General of the United States, each have a job to do. Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly; and I call upon them to meet those expectations.
“Finally, once we have achieved peace in Ferguson and justice for the family of Michael Brown, we must remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been lost, mending what has been broken, and healing the wounds we have endured.”
Pffft, why wait for the facts and the exercise of the rule of law when you can cast your lot with the loot-happy mob?
In 2012, the Democrats ran a candidate for Assembly who didn’t live in the district, according to a judge’s ruling. That is illegal. Despite this, Assemblyführerin Kirkpatrick decided to ignore that and seat that illegally elected candidate regardless.
Now, it looks like they may very well be willing to do so again. Assembly candidate Meghan Smith “has decided to run in a district that she, too, wasn’t legally a proper resident of at the time of filing.” If true, then the precedent set in 2012 will have far more immediate consequences then most believed.
In: Validating students through “diversity” and “inclusion”.
El Rancho Unified School District in California (of course) will no longer require students take geography, and instead be indoctrinated with Progressive bromides on “diversity” and “inclusion.”
And we all know what that means.
But hey how bad can it be?
Lawfare (Noun): Use of law or threat of law to control or eliminate ideological opposition.
Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a rubber stamp grand jury (apparently there were no ham sandwiches around) for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Just what was this dastardly deed? Exercising his constitutional right to veto legislation.
This is just another example of “lawfare” by the Left. They used it against Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Chris Christi, and Lt. Gov. Krolicki. They are using it now.
So, just what happened? The Travis County DA was arrested for alcohol related shenanigans and ended up being quite violent and willing to use here lofty status of District Attorney as a “get out of jail free card.” She was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 45 days. Because of this, Perry wanted her to resign, and bluntly stated he’s veto state funding that would be under her inebriated control. He followed through; The drunken D.A. was then presented with an indictment against the governor.
The problem with the indictment is that the governor has the explicit power to veto anything he darn well wants.
The “Islamic State” gives the clear option to convert or die before butchering children.
Eco-NAZIs go straight towards the slaughter of school children.