Lou Dobbs: Bush Should Be Impeached for Salmonella Outbreak
CNNâ€™s Lou Dobbs has been on a tear about the recent tainted-tomato salmonella outbreak, but this time heâ€™s taken it a step further and is calling for the ultimate political punishment.
The â€śLou Dobbs Tonightâ€ť host placed the blame for the recent salmonella outbreak squarely on President George W. Bush, calling for his impeachment on the June 19 broadcast. Contaminated tomatoes from an unknown source or sources have sickened 383 people since April, according to the Associated Press.
â€śYou know, I have heard a lot of reasons over the years as to why George W. Bush should be impeached,â€ť Dobbs said. â€śFor them to leave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in this state, its leadership in this sorry condition and to have no capacity apparently or will to protect the American consumer â€“ that is alone to me sufficient reason to impeach a president who has made this agency possible and has ripped its guts out in its ability to protect the American consumer.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s insane whatâ€™s going on here,â€ť said a visibly angry Dobbs. â€śIs there any sense of embarrassment on the part of the leadership of that agency?â€ť
â€śThe FDA, led by complete moronic, unengaged incompetents,â€ť Dobbs said on his June 17 broadcast. â€śThe idea that they would sit there and say that theyâ€™re not going to reveal where a cluster of this outbreak occurred, this is arrogant beyond belief. Who in the world do these idiots think they are? Who do they think theyâ€™re working for?â€ť
He also implicated Bush in that tirade: â€śAs for this administration, were a responsible president at the helm of this country, I would wonder why he is not taking action, but then again, this is of course his FDA and his legacy.â€ť