Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday advised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that he had several “meaningful options” for dealing for President Barack Obama, including impeachment.
Kelly pointed to a recent Supreme Court case and told McConnell that the president’s use of recess appointments was just “one example of many” of “presidential overreach.”
“And the question is whether beyond this case, what is perceived by some as presidential overreach, really can be resolved, in your view, by the courts,” she said.
When McConnell didn’t bring up the issue of impeachment himself, Kelly rephrased her question.
“We’ve had lawyers, constitutional lawyers come on this show and say, OK, so when that happens, when you have a president who, in your view or the view of some, is out of control in terms of overreach, you as the lawmaker really have two meaningful options,” she said. “And the main one that has been used historically is, try to impeach him!”
“I mean, is that ever considered?” Kelly asked. “As opposed to running into the courts and trying to get them to do it?”
McConnell pointed out that defunding Obama’s legislation was a “less dramatic response,” but refused to directly address impeachment.
Watch this video from Fox News’ The Kelly File, broadcast Jan. 13, 2014.
(h/t: News Hounds)