Poor poor Newt Gingrich had to do something really painful. Something that almost certainly caused him a great great deal of existential angst. The kind of angst that makes aman wake up in the middle of the night and stare at his reflection in the bathroom mirror for an hour asking himself, "Who am I?"
He was forced to say that President Obama should not be impeached…
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) stressed Friday that he does not believe President Obama should be impeached in reaction to an interview he gave where impeachment of the president was discussed.
Gingrich, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, pushed back hard against the characterization of his interview with the conservative Newsmax magazine, during which he was asked if President Obama should be impeached over his decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court.
"Congress has every responsibility to demand President Obama live up to his constitutional obligations, but impeachment is clearly not an appropriate action,” Gingrich said in a statement, released after news outlets had interpreted Gingrich's statements to Newsmax as suggesting that Obama could be impeachable for not executing the law regarding DOMA.
Somebody should send that guy a bouquet of cookies or something. I'm sure he's in a bad way.
Tags: Barack Obama, Constitution, DOMA, Impeachment, LGBT, Marriage, Newt Gingrich