Mark Levin: 'On Impeachment, Sarah Palin Is Right'

By Susan Jones | July 10, 2014 | 9:07 AM EDT

Obama mingles with Minnesotans on in Minneapolis  in June.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

( - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is right to call for the impeachment of President Obama, and House Speaker John Boehner is wrong to sue the president, says conservative radio host Mark Levin.

Palin "stands with the framers," while Boehner risks losing a lawsuit that will embolden Obama.

"I was just going to say, on impeachment, Sarah Palin is right," Levin told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Wednesday. "If we had a functioning constitutional republic with a president who violates separation of powers, who thumbs his nose at the court system and who says he's going to do more and more of it -- she's exactly right. This would be an open and shut case."

Palin told Fox News on Tuesday that the "tipping point" that led her to call for Obama's impeachment is the "illegal immigration issue."

"She stands with the framers," Levin said about Palin. "So what's Boehner's answer? What are the Republicans going to do? They're going to wait for the next election? That doesn't fix it."

Earlier on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner said he disagrees with Palin's call for impeachment.

Instead, Boehner and House Republicans plan to sue the president for exceeding his executive authority and for failing to faithfully execute the law of the land.

"John Boehner says no to impeachment, no to the power of the purse, no to shutting down the government, which was shut down 20 times before he was speaker in multiple administrations," Levin told Hannity. "John Boehner attacks conservatives and the Tea Party.

"Let me tell you something, Sean. He's bringing this lawsuit, which has a very slim chance of success, given standing issues (whether Republicans have the legal standing to sue) and precedent in our federal courts; and he is playing with fire, because if we lose that suit, what is Obama going to say, Sean? Obama is going to say, see that? They take their best shot. They brought a lawsuit. The courts agree with me. And off goes the imperial president again.

"I think John Boehner has been a disastrous speaker of the House, and this lawsuit idea, which is really out of left field, I think is a mistake."

Levin described the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border as "chaos" and "anarchy" created by a "lawless" Obama.

"He's planted the seed for this. He met in late June with his cabal of leftwing front groups who all told him they need to do something more to open the border and give citizenship to illegal aliens. We have absolute chaos here when it comes to immigration.

"And the Republican Party should stand with the vast majority of the American people who are watching this with their jaws on the floor and cannot believe somebody doesn't stand up to this."