Newt Gingrich is calling for the impeachment of Obama over the Holder Letter on DOMA.
The only video that I could find on this was Lawrence O'Donnell, who didn't seem to get that the point of Gingrich calling for impeachment is to build up a general sense of illegality and illegitimacy around Obama and not really to criticize Obama on the issue of marriage itself. That's the new reality for the Republican-controlled House - look for any reason to impeach and see what sticks until something finally does. It's what they did to Clinton.
It's a big difference between the Republicans and the Democrats, since the latter took impeachment off the table when they took the House and Bush was president even though Bush committed actual impeachable offenses. I suppose they thought they'd get credit for being mature and bipartisan, but we saw how that one turned out.
O'Donnell fudged the facts in a minor way. Holder didn't say that they wouldn't defend the constitutionality of DOMA in "appeals courts"; he said that, after the Second Circuit Court required them to take a position on the level of scrutiny required for sexual orientation discrimination they decided that DOMA doesn't satisfy a "more heightened level of scrutiny." Since the DOJ was defending DOMA in appeals courts and attorneys in those cases are waiting to see if the DOJ stops what it was doing, and since there's no indication that the DOJ will keep on defending DOMA at the trial level, O'Donnell's statement is wrong. Not all that sinister, but since he's making fun of Gingrich and Beck for messing up their interpretation of the Holder Letter....
Also forgotten was that Bush was famous for going to the Justice Department to get lower level staffers to write him memos saying that his clearly illegal activity was perfectly legal, and Gingrich didn't complain about it at the time. More importantly, the DOJ doesn't defend every single law without exception - the rare exceptions are statutes that the President has publicly condemned as unconstitutional, a category that now includes DOMA. It would have been nice to have seen O'Donnell explain this to people instead of just relaying Gingrich's argument without any real rebuttal, but I'm sure he found making fun of Gingrich and Beck for being hypocrites a lot more fun.