A petition has been started by a group known as Special Operations Speaks PAC to impeach Hillary Clinton and permanently bar her from holding public office. The group’s efforts were outlined in a report published Monday by World Net Daily. SOS PAC describes itself as an organization who’s goal is to educate Americans about threats to the United States.
The groups’s website says, “[SOS] is calling on the United States Congress to impeach former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ pursuant to Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States.”
So far more than 31,000 signatures have been added to the petition, and the group is asking for your help in forcing Congress to take the movement seriously. SOS PAC was founded by former members of the US Armed Forces.
In case you mistakenly believe Hillary Clinton is not subject to impeachment since she does not currently hold public office, SOS PAC wants you to know that there is a historical precedent, and they believe Congress has the power to do it again. Larry Bailey, a former U.S. Navy officer and co-founder of SOS, says impeaching a former cabinet member after they have left their post would not be a “historical first.”
“If the 44th Congress had the power to impeach the war secretary after he exited his post, then the 114th Congress can impeach Hillary Clinton in the same fashion,” Bailey said, in a statement posted on the SOS website.
The 44th Congress impeached William Belknap, the former Secretary of War, for bribery. After Congress initiated an investigation it was revealed that Belknap’s first wife conspired with a man named Caleb Marsh to convince her husband to select one of Marsh’s associates to operate the lucrative military trading post at Fort Sill in Indian territory. Marsh’s promise of quid pro quo prompted Secretary Belknap to make the appointment. Over the next five years, the associate funneled thousands of dollars to Marsh, who provided Belknap regular quarterly payments totaling over $20,000. Minutes before the House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on the articles of impeachment, Belknap hastily resigned.
“Congress needs to remember that they have a backbone and that they have in their hands the power to end Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, and any official pursuits she may have, once and for all,” Bailey said in the statement. “Fact is, congressional precedent dictates that all elected officials remain subject to impeachment and disqualification from holding office even after resignation.”
SOS PAC lists three main reasons for impeaching Clinton:
“1. As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton absented herself from the besieged in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, costing four American lives: U.S. Ambassador Christopher J. Stevens, security officers and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, and information officer Sean Smith.
2. As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton received, through the Clinton Foundation, emoluments from foreign governments, despite Article I, Section 9, which proscribes the reception of foreign “gifts” by U.S. officials without the express consent of Congress.
3. As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton unlawfully housed her official emails on a private server in violation of the Freedom of Information Act and to the detriment of national security.”
Col. Richard Brauer, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, said Clinton is “completely unfit” to serve the country.
“Until I can listen to Hillary’s 10 p.m. phone conversation with Barack Obama during the Benghazi terror attack, and until I can read the emails she’s permanently deleted despite federal law, Hillary is beyond vindication and is unfit to serve as the next commander-in-chief,” he said.
For more information or to sign the petition click the link below:
Special Operations Speaks website