In 2007, then Oversight Committee Chairman Congressman Henry Waxman attended a town hall meeting sponsored by left-leaning interests in West Los Angeles. In a matter of minutes, the members of the audience excoriated Waxman for refusing to sponsor or endorse articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush, for they believed the oft-repeated, now retired cliche: "Bush lied. People died." Shortly after the Wikileak cables were leaked, diplomatic cables indicated that the Hussein regime did have extensive chemical weapons supplies and capabilities.
Today, President Obama is facing a growing backlash for increasing abuses of federal power. In Operation Fast and Furious, federal officials sold guns to illegal purchasers along the Southwestern border in order to track down Mexican drug cartels. Those guns were involved in numerous crimes, including deaths of federal agents. One September 11, 2012, armed terrorists attack the United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in which four state department officials, including the US Ambassador, were killed. The administration's talking points on the attack changed frequently, suggesting that an unplanned demonstration exploded into violence outside of the consulate. Democrats and Republicans decry a lying "cover-up". National media outlets have confirmed that the IRS was targeting conservative groups with the name "TEA Party" or patriot, or any institution hostile to Big Government".
Republican President Richard Nixon faced the threat of impeachment for obstruction of justice and IRS abuse. Republicans and Democrats joined with pressuring Nixon President Clinton faced impeachment because he lied under oath to a grand jury. Will Congressman Waxman sponsor articles of impeachment against President Obama for his high crimes and misdemeanors?