Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:
5. Mike Kelly
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) is one of many congressional Republicans who was not pleased by President Obama’s announcement that he would defer deportation for some 4 million undocumented immigrants. During a Wednesday interview with Newsmax TV, Kelly raged that Congress should consider impeaching the president, before he starts another Civil War.
“The country is witnessing something right now that I don’t think in our entire history we’ve ever looked at, a constitutional crisis,” Kelly lamented. “Right now, in the history of our country, we have never had such an internal crisis as we’ve had. Not since the mid-1800s.”
Kelly went on to suggest that President Obama read Rick Warren’s book, A Purpose Driven Life, unless he wants to be remembered as the man who killed the republic.
“I would hate to see him go down in history — or maybe he wants to go down in history — as the guy who tore America apart,” Kelly explained.
Of course, President Obama probably wouldn’t get much out of Pastor Warren’s book. After all, as Kelly previously informed us, the president is “the Pontius Pilate of politics.”