Gov. Brewer won't say whether Obama should be impeached

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by Dennis Welch | 3TV Political Editor

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Posted on June 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 21 at 7:56 AM

You can see the "Politics Unplugged" interview with Gov. Jan Brewer in its entirety on Sunday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. on 3TV.

PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer was all over national and local news Friday criticizing President Barack Obama for his executive order that stops the deportation of young illegal immigrants in this country.

She called it "outrageous" and "blatant political pandering." But when asked whether she agreed with some conservatives who want Obama impeached for this, she left the possibility open.

"There are a lot of people in the United States who are going to feel this is unconstitutional," Brewer told 3TV. "Do I think he should be impeached? I haven't given it any thought."

The state's chief executive made the comments during the taping of 3TV's weekly talk show, "Politics Unplugged," which airs at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The show's host, Carey Pena, asked Brewer to respond to noted conservative writer John Hawkins' call for Obama's ouster.

Hawkins wrote on his Twitter page that, "Barack Obama deserves to be impeached for trying to implement the DREAM Act without Congress. It's unconstitutional, illegal, & dictatorial."

He was referring to the so-called Dream Act that Senate Republicans blocked nearly two years ago. The proposal would have carved out a path to citizenship for certain illegal immigrants already living in the country.

His executive order stops short of granting citizenship, but it protects younger illegal immigrants from being deported. To qualify, immigrants must be under 30 years old, have been living here for at least five years, and migrated to the United States before they were 16 years old.

Additionally, they must have no criminal history, served time in the military or have earned a high school diploma or are still in school.

During the show, the governor was asked a wide rage of question and she continued her calls for securing the nation's borders before overhauling its immigration system.


 

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