The effort to impeach Obama in 2014 is supposedly gaining steam, with long time advocates trying to gather support for serving up articles of impeachment to President Barack Obama.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, last year Texas governor Dewhurst called for Obama’s impeachment and an impeach Obama billboard depicted the President as Adolf Hitler.
In 2011, Tom Tancredo, who is running for governor in Colorado, called on Congress to begin an impeachment probe of Obama for a variety of issues. Obama’s birth certificate was not one of them. Instead, the focus was on illegal immigration and the Fast and Furious scandal, which is claimed to have implicated Attorney General Eric Holder in a cover up, as well.
Three years later, Tancredo is claiming President Obama should be impeached because he “trashes the Constitution”:
“Nobody should be surprised we have someone who is destroying the Constitution, step-by-step, methodically, because he promised us he would do that when he ran. Obama said that he would fundamentally transform America. Well, how the hell do you do that? How he does it is that he destroys the Constitution, creates a socialist system and so we shouldn’t be surprised by him and we shouldn’t be surprised by Eric Holder, who refuses to uphold the law and trashes the Constitution.”
Sam Clovis is a Iowan candidate for Senate and he believes we should impeach Obama but also says that the media would defend Barack because he’s a black president:
“Within this generation we went through an impeachment of a president and it didn’t end well, and now we have a situation where race is thrown into the card as well. So whether we like it or not, race is an issue.I would say there are people in the House of Representatives right now that would very much like to take the opportunity to start the process. And I think the reason that they’re not is because they’re concerned about the media.”
But it is not just politicians demanding Obama’s impeachment. Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment is a grassroots organization based in Florida which has organized protests in Boca Raton, Ocala, Port St. Lucie, Naples, West Palm Beach, Orange City, Spring Hill, Kissimmee, Jacksonville, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota. and Orlando. Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment gained national attention after a rally in Southern California snagged traffic in early June of 2013. Now they’re working with other groups in 2014 to launch an effort called Operation American Spring which openly mocks the President’s so-called Arab spring in the Middle East. Beginning in April, both groups hope to hold protests all over the nation.
While many laugh off these efforts, it’s possible the situation could change in 2015, assuming Republicans manage to gain a majority after the 2014 mid-term elections. As defined by the US Constitution, articles of impeachment must start in the House Of Representatives. Although Republicans have a solid majority in the House, and they might be able to impeach Obama successfully there, the Constitution also provides a balance of power by putting the power to enforce a Presidential impeachment into the hands of the Senate. Any attempt to impeach Obama in the House is a waste of time because the US Senate would never enforce it due to the Democratic majority.
Do you think Congress would ever impeach Obama even if Republicans had a majority in both the House and Senate?