Sarah Palin calls for President Obama's impeachment over border crisis

Sarah Palin and President Obama (AP file photos)

By SARAH SMITH of ABC7's news partner POLITICO

WASHINGTON (Politico) -- Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin called for President Barack Obama's impeachment in her most direct language yet in a column on Tuesday.

"It's time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," Palin wrote in the column published on the conservative website Breitbart. "The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he's not impeachable, then no one is."

The former Alaskan governor accused Obama of deliberately leaving the border open and allowing undocumented immigrants to come in at will, ignoring American laws and driving the country deeper into debt.

"His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas,'" she wrote. "President Obama's rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here."

Native-born citizens and legal immigrants, she said, are the ones "getting screwed" following the rules while undocumented immigrants are exempt.

Palin has called for Obama's impeachment before, though in more indirect ways. In a June 13 post on her Facebook page, Palin mentioned impeachment, again hinging it on the current immigration crisis.

"I sense not enough guts in D.C. to file impeachment charges against Team Obama for their countless documented illegalities, so the way to stop this is at the ballot box," she wrote.