Richard Verstegan 5 a.m., March 12
Guns: Meese warns Obama could be impeached
Former San Diegan says president can't tread on Second Amendment
Edwin Meese, former close aide to Ronald Reagan both as California governor and president, told Newsmax that President Obama could risk impeachment if he takes executive action on reducing gun violence, according to Talking Points memo. Meese practiced law in San Diego and was a law school faculty member at the University of San Diego in periods when he was not serving Reagan, who was a close friend. Meese told Newsmax that Congress may have to consider impeachment if Obama were to "try to override the Second Amendment in any way." Meese did allow that there were some executive actions the president could take that would not be impeachable. Meese is one of several conservatives warning of such action if Obama supposedly encroaches on the Second Amendment.