DENVER — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the grassroots Saturday to support her call for the impeachment of President Obama, imploring conservatives to push the idea with Congress.
"There's only one remedy for a president who commits high crimes and misdemeanors, and it's impeachment," said Ms. Palin. "It's the I word. You don't need some fancy law degree hanging on your wall there to know laws are not being enforced today. Illegal immigrants all over the world also know that."
The former Republican vice-presidential candidate spoke to a crowd here at the Western Conservative Summit, sponsored by the Centennial Institute.
Ms. Palin drew headlines two weeks ago when she called for the president's impeachment, citing the flood of border-crossing children as the last straw, but House Speaker John Boehner quickly put the kibosh on the proposal, saying, "I disagree."
"Alone, not defending borders is dereliction of duty, violating the oath of office," said Ms. Palin. "If that's not impeachable, nothing is. If he's not impeachable no one is."
She told the audience of about 2,000 here at the Denver Hyatt Regency that lawmakers regularly decry the president's refusal to enforce laws, but don't follow up with action.
"Okay, politicians, what are you going to do about it?" said Ms. Palin. "Let's call their bluff. I'm calling their bluff because we need a little less talk and a lot more action."
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