RNC Chairman Sidesteps Letter Requesting Impeachment by Calling It “Legislation”


by Sharon Rondeau

RNC Chairman Reince Preibus

(Feb. 4, 2016) — Last month, Illinois resident and registered voter Michael Jackson contacted the Republican National Committee (RNC) on several different levels requesting that its members consider Articles of Impeachment drafted by the North American Law Center (NALC) in July 2014.

Jackson also asked why the RNC had not vetted Republican presidential candidates to ensure that they met the requirement of Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution of “natural born Citizen.”

One of the recipients of Jackson’s letters was RNC national chairman, Reince Preibus, who provided a written response dated January 28, 2016 which inaccurately characterized Jackson’s request to act on the Articles as “legislation.”

Constitutionally, the process of impeachment of any executive-branch officer begins with a review in the House Judiciary Committee of Articles of Impeachment culminating in a vote. Members may reject one or all of the articles presented. If the majority of members of the committee approves one or more articles, the process continues with a review by the full House of Representatives.

Should the House vote in favor of one or more Articles, a formal indictment is drawn up and presented to the U.S. Senate, which acts as the trial court for the accused, with the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presiding.

Jackson did not ask the RNC to consider any “legislation,” and if approved, Articles of Impeachment are not considered “legislation.”

At its winter meeting held January 13-16 in Charleston, SC, the RNC Resolutions Committee voted 9 to 0 to quash an impeachment resolution introduced by RNC Michigan Committeeman David L. Agema, thereby precluding its presentation to the remaining attendees.

A resolution is not the same as Articles of Impeachment.  Resolutions adopted at the winter meeting include “Opposing a carbon tax” and “Save Christians from Persecution and Genocide.”

Subsequently, a Michigan RNC county committee approved the impeachment resolution which is currently under consideration by several other county committees.

The RNC website contains the “GOP’s Principles for American Renewal Survey” which asks the participant to “Pick the three Principles for American Renewal that are most important to you” out of a list of 11 items, none of which deals with impeachment or presidential eligibility.  The first item listed is “Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.”

The 11 “Principles for American Renewal” are listed on a second web page containing a speech given by Preibus at the George Washington University on October 2, 2014 in which Preibus refers to the 11 action items as foundational to the Republican Party.

In his letter to Jackson, Preibus suggested that Jackson “make your views known to the members of your Congressional delegation and the Republican Leadership in the House and Senate,” which Jackson has done in literally hundreds of phone calls over the last seven years regarding the questionable constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama, his policies, and later, the declared forgeries of Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form by criminal investigators.

The RNC has taken no action on the forgeries, with Congress refusing to launch its own investigation as was conducted with the Watergate break-in involving President Richard M. Nixon.

Unlike today, the mainstream media aggressively sought the truth about Nixon’s role in the break-in to Democrat Party headquarters, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Nixon had to release recordings he had maintained private under “executive privilege.”

Despite more than 100 lawsuits and ballot challenges over his eligibility and Obama’s claim of executive privilege over documents relating to the “Fast & Furious” gunrunning scandal which killed at least several hundred Mexicans and a U.S. Border Patrol agent in December 2010, Obama has not yet been compelled to release documentation on either controversy.

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