Sarah Palin: Defaulting on US Debt Is an Impeachable Offense
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, arrives for a rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, to protest, as she said, how politicians used “your hard-earned tax money to barricade the memorials” during the federal government shutdown. She called it a “slimdown,” saying it only halted a small part of the “bloated” government. The Memorial has been closed to the public since the shutdown. (AP /Alex Brandon)
CBS Local reported:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin believes President Barack Obama should be impeached if he raises the debt ceiling without the backing of Congress.
In a Facebook post, Palin said Obama is “scaremongering the markets” on the prospect of default if the nation’s borrowing limit doesn’t rise by Oct. 17.
“Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense,” Palin said. “A default would also be a shameful lack of leadership, just as mindlessly increasing our debt without trying to rein in spending is a betrayal of our children and grandchildren who will be stuck with the bill.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) agrees that debt default is an impeachable offense.